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Young Adult Fiction 7751
Keep The Tissues Handy
(Updated: August 26, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Once upon a time...this book wrecked me. Then, it rebuilt me.

A tasteful contemporary young adult story full of heart, in a world tired of cheap counterfeits. The plot builds like a melody and resounds long after its come to a close. (Although this -is- a Nicholas Sparks book, so there's as much tragedy to be had as there is romance.) If you can get past the ugly cry, the lingering impression is a sweet one.

Today I find it far more realistic than I initially gave it credit for. I originally read it when I was 17 (the height of angst), and thought 'wouldn't that be nice, if it were actually possible for people to love like that.' A year later, this reader happened to find that kind of love.

I'm thankful for books like this. Without me realizing it, it helped me to understand what I was looking for in a counterpart, and solidified my decision not to settle for less.
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