Tuesday, 14 June 2016

The Start of Me and You

The Start of Me and You

I wasn't sure if I could recover from The Royals Sage but this book was the cure. It was so broken, torn, and vulnerable but so strong with feelings, so true with lost, and so sweet with unconditional love from friends, family, and the guy who sits next to you in English class. 

This book tells the story of a girl named Paige who had a boyfriend, Argon, but he drowned and passed. Since then she was known as the girl whose boyfriend died. Every day she lives in confusion and in grief but she no longer wants to. She hates how people tip toe around her like she is a broken glass or how when people give her the look when she smiles and laughs in public. It feels as if she is not allowed to feel sad and nor happy and normal. However, Paige is determined to change that. She knows Argon won't want her to live like this so she made a list of things she could do that year to feel alive again.

Along her journey to finding herself and the person she was before, she discovered new things, met new people, did daring and wild things, and fell in love. Paige never thought she could be capable of falling in love again, not because she loved Argon too much, they only dated a few months and there was still much of him she did not know of, but she did not know if there is still a part of her capable of loving. Love hurts. The more you love the more you feel pain. But living life is accepting pain and accepting that everything comes with a price.

This book was so beautifully written. It captures the raw feeling of someone dealing with grief and feeling lost. We are all an individual, not The Girl Whose Mother Died, or That Boy Who Failed His SAT Test. We are who we are and whoever we are or chose to be, we should be proud.

A few quotes that I love from this book are: 

“Knowing what happens is different from knowing how it happens. And the getting there is the best part.” 

“You're always preparing yourself for the thing that is most likely to happen, instead of hoping for the thing that you most want to happen.” 

hugs and kisses

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