AUTHOR: JESSICA VERDI
FORMAT / PUBLISHER: ARC / SOURCEBOOKS FIRE
It’s all Ryden’s fault. If he hadn’t gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead, he’s failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it’s not like he’s had time to grieve while struggling to care for their infant daughter, start his senior year, and earn the soccer scholarship he needs to go to college.
The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She’s fun and energetic—and doesn’t know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate. Finding one of Meg’s journals only stirs up old emotions, and Ryden’s convinced Meg left other notebooks for him to find, some message to help his new life make sense. But how is he going to have a future if he can’t let go of the past?
*FIRST OF ALL, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK SOURCEBOOKS FIRE FOR THE REVIEW COPY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW* THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!!!
OHMYGOSH!THIS BOOK WILL BE ON THE BEST-SELLER LIST IN AUGUST. I SWEAR!!! THIS WAS MY FIRST BOOK BY JESSICA VERDI AND I DIDN’T REGRET READING THIS!
THE SYNOPSIS REALLY CAUGHT MY ATTENTION WHEN I WAS READING IT ON GOODREADS (YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT!). THE NARRATOR OF THE STORY IS A MALE TEENAGER NAMED RYDEN BROOKS AND I’M LIKE, “WOAH! HOW WILL THIS PERSON COPE WITH HIS LIFE NOW?”.
I LOVED THE FLOW OF THE STORY. IT’S A PAGE-TURNER KIND OF BOOK. YOU WON’T LIKE TO PUT THIS BOOK DOWN (JUST LIKE ME). I ATE MY LUNCH VERY LATE BECAUSE I REALLY REALLY WANT TO READ THE CHAPTER AFTER THE CHAPTER THAT I’M CURRENTLY READING AND SO ON AND SO FORTH. EVEN THOUGH I’VE FINISHED READING ANOTHER CHAPTER, I STILL DON’T WANT TO STOP! (THAT’S HOW I GOT HOOKED UP HERE!!!)
EACH CHAPTER IS REALLY MIND-BLOWING AND EXCITING! I GOT REALLY HOOKED UP WITH THIS BOOK BECAUSE THERE WAS SOME -SORT OF- MYSTERY. MEG REYNOLDS WAS THE GIRLFRIEND OF RYDEN BROOKS AND SHE LOVED WRITING STUFF ON HER JOURNALS. MYSTERY? SHE LEFT SOMETHING FOR RYDEN. HIDDEN JOURNALS.
RYDEN CAN’T MOVE ON WITH HIS PAST BECAUSE HE KEPT REMEMBERING MEG. MEG DIED BECAUSE OF SOME COMPLICATIONS DURING HER PREGNANCY AND SHE ALSO HAD CANCER. RYDEN BLAMES HIMSELF FOR EVERYTHING. IF HE HADN’T MADE MEG PREGNANT, SHE WOULD HAVE NOT DIED. SOMETIMES, WE NEED TO ACCEPT THINGS ESPECIALLY IF IT’S ALREADY THERE. WE NEED TO DEAL WITH SERIOUS STUFF. LIFE ISN’T JUST A GAME. NO ONE WANTS TO HURT OTHER PEOPLE BUT WE CAN’T CONTROL NATURE. CANCER IS A SERIOUS DISEASE. NOBODY KNOWS WHEN WILL BE YOUR LAST BREATH OR WHAT. IT’S A MATTER OF HOLDING ON TILL YOU CAN.
I DIDN’T EXPECT MUCH BUT JESSICA VERDI IS SUCH A GENIUS! HER BOOK IS SUCH A MASTERPIECE! THIS WILL BE ONE OF THE MOST TALKED ABOUT BOOK THIS YEAR AND I CAN’T LIE ABOUT THAT. JESSICA VERDI’S WRITING STYLE IS EXEMPLARY. I’M VERY SURE THAT SHE WON’T DISAPPOINT HER READERS AND HER FANS. AND NOW, I’M HER #1 FAN. THIS BOOK BECAME MY INSTANT FAVORITE THIS YEAR!
HANDS DOWN TO MS. JESSICA VERDI!!!