Challenge: 20 Books of Summer, Book to Movie
Genre/Theme: Civil Rights, Love Story
Type/Source: Tradeback, Indie Bookstore purchase
What It’s About: I’m rusty. I was on SUCH a good roll of writing/posting/sharing my book thoughts and now, I can’t think of thing to say.
This is the story of first love and family love. And heartache. Both for the young couple and because of the tragedies they are swept up in, for whatever family is and should be. The way Tish’s family supported her and Fonny, contrasted with how Fonny’s family (exception, his father) was not able to do the same. Sad and unfair. Nothing was fair.
“The only way anything gets done is when you make up your mind to do it.“
Thoughts: I was gutted at the end. I’m not sure I can recall a book that quite did what this one did AFTER the last page was read. I closed the book and sat and just welled up, welled over. And felt almost a physical sensation, shock-like.
Rating: Five slices of pie.
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