FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS!!!!!
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her grave. It’s the only way Juliet can cope.
Declan Murphy isn’t the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he’s trying to escape the demons of his past.
When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can’t resist writing back. Soon, he’s opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they’re not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.
When I first saw this book I thought it would be a dumb, cheesy, and extra adorable cute contemporary with some like, forbidden romance or some shit that would make you sob your heart out for the characters (I DON’T READ BLURBS LMAO OK) and I avoided it for months. OH HOW WRONG I WAS SOMEONE FEEL FREE TO PUNCH ME IN THE FACE!!
What I got was a book about labels, judgement, grief, love, acceptance, friendship and moving on. It’s so deep and moving, it made my stone cold (love you Demi!!!) heart melt I was a sobbing mess, I literally still cannot form coherent sentences and find accurate emotions to describe what the fuck I’m feeling.
Actually I lied. What I’m still feeling right now is:
What I loved most about this book is that our two character’s didn’t need love, sex or romance to help them move on and feel better. They wrote letters to each other about their grief, their struggles, about how no one understands and talking about it to each other and sharing their grief helped them so so much, it’s fucking real!!!!
It’s such an emotional book that handles such a sad topic and throughout the book I was just…my eyes were just sweating so much phew boy was it fucking melting hot that day!!!!
Okay seriously, this book is emotional torture because what they talk about is just so deep, sad, but so so inspiring. This book is just a pure little gem in this shitty world and I love it so much omg, I want to cry all over again.
AND LET’S TALK ABOUT LABELS AND JUDGEMENT!!!! One of the greatest things about this book is the message about shitty labels people smack onto you. Our MC Declan Murphy is known for his bad reputation for drunk driving, getting into an accident and then being put in jail. Everyone shit talks about him going to prison.
But no one cares to think about what he went through. Why he was in an accident and what caused that to happen. No one gives a fuck about what you go through, and are very quick to judge you. They don’t care.
So like, DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER????? Ever heard of that folks?
There’s so many twists and secrets revealed and it’s just SO FUCKIGN CRAZY !!!
Also CAN WE TALK ABOUT THAT ENDING BECAUSE WHAT THE FUCK I FEEL CHEATED ON.
Overall, if you love me please read this, I’ll pay you.
REACTION AFTER I FINISHED:
YOU, *points at you* STOP WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU’RE DOING. AND PICK THIS BOOK UP. AND FUCKING READ IT.