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Bully (Fall Away)
Commenté en France le 29 novembre 2020
God! I knew from the start I'd love this book. I had no idea I'd enjoy it this much. I couldn't put it down.
Fyi, I don't read just to read or pass the time. I read to feel and live the story. I don't diagonally read this type of books. I can read a passage 10 times or more to feel everything to the fullest. All this to say that even though I savour a book, which hints me taking me time, I actually devoured it.
I always love this dynamic between the MC: hate to hide the love. It runs deep. Hurt, anger, frustration, misunderstanding, low self-esteem hidden behind a prideful arrogant mask of indifference but mainly love.
This story has a lot of what I love.
Yes, romance novels can be cliché : the MC have a hard time before everything works out fine.
Yes, I love happy endings. I'm a Jane Austen fan afterall. (Ugh, ''fan'' i don't really Luke that word. Admirer might be better). Anyway... I know a sad ending can sometimes work better (eg: Withering Heights) because it'd be more overwhelming. Nevertheless, the marshmallow side of my heart - the bigger part - wants a happy ending.
Besides, these books are about the journey not the destination. Twists are the best part that's why you might know the ending and still enjoy the story. And this one has been an emotional one for me. Despite the fact I didn't ''feel'' like the bullying was that awful (I read worse), I read this book with a lump in my throat and a knot the size of Texas in my stomach. My heart clenched many times. I'm not even ashamed to confess that tears welled in my eyes a few times.
I usually rush to another book. Yet, this time I couldn't. I had to digest this story first. I still felt it. It ruined me for other stories for a short while; which is a sign that this book has spoken to my heart and is a good book/story (my opinion).
Sure, there are a few editing oversights but it didn't bother me and I'm an effing pain in the ***.
The only thing that matters is that:
I felt. I lived the story. I wanted more.
The purpose of a good book.