Monday, October 3, 2016

Book Review { The Last Time We Say Goodbye }

Synopsis: There's death all around us.
We just don't pay attention.
Until we do.

The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment.

Now she's just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that's all she'll ever be.

As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone-a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.

Lex's brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn't have to be real to keep you from moving on.

From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a gorgeous and heart-wrenching story of love, loss, and letting go.

I will go ahead and warn y'all, this may not be the book for everyone. It is about a family who is dealing with suicide and the struggles the family, mainly the sister, must overcome to be able to say goodbye to their loved one.

When I first saw this book on Goodreads, there was something that was drawing me to it but I kept putting off reading it because I didn't think I would be strong enough and it would bring up some unwanted emotions since my mom passed away in 2014. But, I am so glad I finally read it because it addressed a lot of the issues I felt the months after my mom passed away and in some way I felt a sense of closure to some of my feelings of grief.

Cynthia Hand did an amazing job writing a book about grief, she addressed some of the messy truths that people who have experienced grief can really relate to. It was an amazing book about loved ones that leave us too soon, but we have to remember they are always near to us.

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