5 out of 5 stars.
Cover is exquisite,Story is amazing.
I wish there were more stars, cause this book just deserves a whole fucking sky of them!
I just finished it,and I promised myself that I would review it right away,when my feelings
about it are still raw.
But I don’t know where to start.
The story follows the life of Sky, a 17 year old girl,living with her adoptive mother,
who is kind of quirky in a way cause she “doesn’t believe in technology”
so no tv,no laptop,not even a phone for Sky.She is also homeschooled so the only connection to the
“real world” is her hanging out with her best friend Six,who lives across from her.
They are inseparable.
Sky goes through boyfriends,not for the reasons any girl her age would,but for other deeper issues.
Time goes by and Sky and Six convince Sky’s mother to let her go to public school for her senior year.
By the time Sky is enrolled and ready to start though,Six has an opportunity to go study abroad for a semester.
Even though it’s hard for both girls,Six decides to go.(With the blessing of Sky)
That’s when we meet Holder.
Holder is gorgeous and mysterious.
Sky had an interesting first encounter with him at the grocery store,when she caught him staring at her.
She immediatelly run out,then he followed her,and told her she reminds him of someone.
He weirdly asks for her ID and she gives it to him,and once he’s convinced she isn’t the one he thought she was,he storms off.
Later that day,she runs into him again,outside his house,after her run.
He is very kind to her,refilling her water and walking her home (where she passes out)
All the while he seems so worried for her,and Sky is intrigued by this mysterious boy with the conflicting emotions about her.
She talks to Six about him and Six shares some of the gossip that is going around about him.
Thinking he’s a bad guy,she decides to stay away from him,but it’s not easy.
So here begins the journey of Sky and Holder.
I’m not gonna get into more details because I don’t want to give anything away.
So my review.
The book as a whole was…wow.I literally have no words.Beautiful?Heartbreaking?
It seems like nothing fits really.
Until propably about 70% of it,it’s really fluffy,with a couple of flashes from Sky’s past,nothing too serious.
Why I didn’t say is that the book starts with a pretty intense flashback so the author is building up to that moment,and you keep expecting for something dramatic,but not something tragic.
But to me,what actually happened,once I realised the base of the story was tragic. I was shocked.
It gutted me.I literally had to put the book down several times cause it hurt too much.
It kind of hit close to home for me so it was hard.
But what I do know,is that the lessons I take from this book are endless.
I’m not saying anything else cause really I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone,it would be a shame.
So if you’re looking for a book that will easily go in your top 10 best reads of this year,please choose this one.
If you’re looking for something to inspire you,make you happy,sad,infuriated,make you lose all hope and then find it again,this is the book for you.
Pick it up.
Thank you Colleen this was amazing.
Until next time. xoxo
“I want you to keep them open…because I need you to watch me give you the very last piece of my heart.”
“Fuck all the firsts, Sky. The only thing that matters to me with you are the forevers.”
“The moment my lips touch yours, it will be your first kiss. Because if you’ve never felt anything when someone’s kissed you, then no one’s ever really kissed you. Not the way I plan on kissing you.”