Wow...I..started...this..book...this...morning and now its 12:47 AM. Seriously time flies when its a really good book. Honestly this was such a beautiful book. Having read Running on Empty and Recovery as well I knew L.B. Simmons would not disappoint me. This book is just a huge and emotional journey so grab your Kleenex and your snuggly blankets and get ready for the ride of your life. So the story talks about Aubrey who we later find on has dealt with a lot of loss in her life. So she protects her self by dressing up as a goth. She hopes that her mask would keep people from approaching her. And we also learn that its her freshman year in college oh the good ol' days haha not. When i started the book i was very skeptical as to how those contacts would look like and wouldn't they be uncomfortable. Anyways on to the serious stuff. Oh the inner monologue that Raven/Aubrey would have with herself is hilarious especially when she first met Quinn or aka princess Fifi. I almost died just reading that. And little did we know princess Fifi would actually be such an amazing character to read about. Oh and *cue big sigh* Kaeleb man where do i even begin with this man he's like cotton candy. Ugh he's everything a book boyfriend should be. He's so patient and how can i forgot HILARIOUS that on its own wins a lot of brownie points with me. Throughout this whole story everything flowed so effortlessly. First of all this woman pulls all this emotions out of like a magician. Within the first couple of pages you could feel the hostility of Raven/Aubrey. Then the witty banter between her,Quinn,Kaeleb. My favorite scene in the book was with the swear jar (i swear me and my sister need that sometimes we curse like sailors.) There were parts in the book that i literally felt the pain and anguish of Raven/Aubrey. Those parts i had to take a step back and breathe. I could only imagine how hard it was for L.B. Simmons. The amazing thing about this author was the ability to weave all the characters so effortlessly that and their development was off the charts for me. I think the most important thing you can take out of this book and incorporate it in life is two things; one don't ever live to the standards of anyone else but yourself. Two live life to the fullest. Seriously go out and fall in love get hurt a 100 times and get up 100 times more. This book seriously really is thought provoking and so well written. And yes you will fall in love with Kaeleb there is no doubt about it. On that note thank you L.B. Simmons for writing a book that made me laugh cry swoon all in the same sentence. Pick this book up you literally won't regret it.
“I hope that one day you’ll find that source of light and let it heal you, too. Because if you do, it will illuminate your path and eventually lead you home. To me.”-Kaeleb
“It seems what people try to represent on the outside very rarely mirrors their inside. Beautiful people tend to be ugly, ugly people tend to be beautiful, storms tend to brew below a person’s cool, calm exterior, and tremendously happy people tend to be overcompensating for their own grief. Nothing is ever really what it seems.”-Raven/Aubrey
“You guys are gonna get married! I just know it!”-Quinn
“You know, if the sun and the moon were to actually collide, it would set off a cataclysmic reaction of epic proportions. Are you ready to have your world completely obliterated?”-Kaeleb
Favorite Song to listen to whilst reading this book-
Lonely Child-Christina Perri