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My favorite part was how real the characters became in the ...
Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2017
Guys. I was not prepared for how unputdownable this book would be for me. I read it in about 3 sittings, despite having a baby and deadlines and a filthy house and all of the other things.
Juliet and Declan's story grabbed me from the very first page. I found myself saying "just one more chapter" again and again and again, only to find myself 50 or 100 pages further into the book. My favorite part was how real the characters became in the space of just a few lines - their pain, their vulnerability, their hope, all of it. You're not only rooting for them as a potential couple but as individuals who desperately need healing separately, too.
In fact, I just all around loved that the romance (though strong) wasn't the focus of the story. That we get to know their families, their friends, their teachers, mentors, etc, and that each one of them feels as real as the two leads. Our lives aren't made up of one person, they're made up of a dozen people, all of whom have roles to play.
LETTERS TO THE LOST reminds us that sometimes people let us down, but that doesn't mean that we get to stop trying, or stop digging beneath the snapshot they present the world. Not if they matter to us. Because the only way to heal, to move forward, is to truly understand that although everyone has flaws, and makes mistakes, everyone also has the potential to surprise us in the best way possible.
I loved it. 100%.