To be very very honest, I had read only 150-ish pages, which had actually almost taken forever, when I was silently wondering, “what if this book is just very over-hyped and I’m just expecting too much?” And I was so close to giving up because I really really wanted to start reading the new CoHo book??
But then, 2 days later, the most beautiful thing happened.
It grew on me.
And I shit you not, I felt it.
I, completely, fully, bizarrely, felt it.
So this is how it went:
I had just finished season 1 of This Is Us (what an amazing show, wow) and I was, obviously, pretty emotional. Those who have seen it, probably know how I was feeling. (wHAt waS tHat enDinG tHO)
Anyway, so I’m all emotional and have all these imaginary beautiful stories swimming in my head and you know, how you get that craving when you want to just immediately start the next season? Yeah, I was surrounded, no, soaked, in that feeling.
But, I was wrong. Boy, was I wrong. Because the next minute, I am hit with the realization, that all that was happening in my head was definitely not about This Is Us. (Because there’s no one on This Is Us that sculpts and there is no one that paints and there’s no one that jumps walls or sneaks into places.)
So i realised, that, instead, it was about the book. The book, I was supposedly not very into. Oh, and that craving? Was also because of the book. The same book, I almost didn’t have the patience to finish.
Okay, so it’s not that, that in the beginning, the book was not good, it was. It was good but then there was just no electricity, you know? Does that make sense? There’s always this electricity between the reader and the book, and sometimes, like in this case, it sparks up a lot later. but when it does, it just blows you away. And it was this electricity that made me finish the remaining 200 pages in a day (I know right!?) (I got very addicted, yes)
This book just, man, it just, oh god. wow, I actually can’t describe this book?
Ok so let’s put it this way:
There are books that grow and develop so so slowly that you don’t realize they’re growing on you as well and then you fall in love with them, just as slowly and you feel as if you’ve been hit by a lighting and it feels as if you’re suddenly more alive. There are books that make you want to be alive, that make you want to breathe more, that make you want to live a little more, to do everything a little more, more and more.
This was one those books.
This book made me want to paint, this book made me want to create, this book made me want to write, this book made me want to imagine the future, this book made me want to imagine a lot more. This book lifted me. I don’t know how I can explain it in better ways.
But last thing, (well, second last) if you’re about to start the book and are like me, just remember, it’s worth the wait. It truly is.
Now, here’s for the quote-quoting part (I’m making this a tradition for future booklists/ book review)
‘If bad luck knows who you are, become someone else.’
Okay, yes, there were more amazing quotes too, but this was the line that hit me the hardest, and just like the rest of the book, this too is indescribable.
And no matter how much or whatever I say, it’s not going to do any justice to the amazing writing or to the story or to the growth or to the development or, to NoahandJude, to Noah, and to Jude.
Alright, I’m done here, now. Thank you so much for checking out this review, I really appreciate it. And, I don’t exactly so book ratings so all I can say is – to live in this book’s bubble, I would give all ten fingers. I would give anything.