Colleen Hoover… This is not my first or even my second blog post about a book of hers that I have read, this is my third. I have literally read every other book that she has written and I think I cried during most of them.
I tried to stayed away from reviews of “It Ends With Us” because I didn’t want to see any spoilers. The only thing I knew about this book was that people were very emotional while reading it, but that isn’t saying much because most of her books are emotional. I prepared myself for the water works to come, but they never did.
I just finished “It Ends With Us” and I DID NOT shed a tear. DO YOU HEAR ME? Not one. There were multiple times while I was reading that I had to stop mid sentence because I knew what was getting ready to happen and I thought I would cry, but once I started back up I was able to make it through without crying. How is that possible? Everybody everywhere that has read this book said they cried but why didn’t I?
So as I sit here thinking back on the words that I just read I can’t figure out what is wrong with me. Maybe I am still so enthralled in the book that is hasn’t hit me yet. Maybe, like Lily, I am so engulfed by all of the emotions that I feel from reading this book that I have not completely processed them all.
This book shattered me. I was completely heart broken and gutted to my core. I felt intense love, sadness, hurt, anger, disappointment, frustration, hope, regret, compassion, hate, remorse, shame, grief stricken and pure torture while reading “It Ends With Us”. How can I feel all of that from a book and still not cry? I am a sap. I cry during commercials for goodness sake.
Maybe that is the problem. Maybe I am so emotionally raw after reading this book that I can not feel anything because I have gone through so much already!
So now that I have been completely wishy-washy and still don’t understand how I feel, I have realized one thing and one thing only and that is that I want to be Lily Bloom when I grow up! Brave and Bold!
P.S. I 100% think you should read this book! I know my thoughts and review do nothing for this book, but it was so good that I can not even get my thoughts out. MUST READ!