Book: Lovely, Dark and Deep.
Written By: Amy McNamara.
Synopsis: (From Book) Wren Wells is trying to outrun the accident that killed her boyfriend and wrecked her plans to live a normal life. Instead of going to college, she retreats to her father’s isolated art studio. There, in the remote northern woods of Maine, she meets Cal Owen, a boy who wears his own hurt like a badge. But when their connection threatens Wren’s hard-won isolation, she has to choose: open up her broken heart or join the ghosts who haunt her.
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. It is very well written. There are so many great quotes. For the first time ever I actually marked the ones I really like because I didn’t want to forget about them. I know that I will be re-reading Lovely, Dark and Deep soon. It is a very emotional book. For those who don’t like to cry when reading a book, this one may not be for you… But let me tell you, you will be missing out.
I really wish I could give this book a 5 star rating but I can’t. (Well, I really give this book 4 stars) The reason I didn’t, is because I don’t like Cal. At first I liked him and thought they could be good for each other. They are both going through something big and they could maybe help each other. But as time went on I realized that they need to work on themselves first, before trying to fix each other. To me he was too jealous and half of the time he did not know what he wanted. One minute he’s in love and the next thing you know he wants nothing to do with her.
Don’t get me wrong, me saying that has nothing to do with him having MS. (Wren’s mom and her friend Meredith are soo wrong.) I just think that #1 they both just got out of sort of long term relationships, and #2 they are both suffering from two different but very horrible tragedies, so maybe they should just take a step back and take care of themselves first? Or just not move too fast.
I’m glad I finally found a book that doesn’t give a false hope of being able to just get over something so horrible and move on with your life. It takes time, and you have to be willing to try and work through the struggles. Life doesn’t just stop because you want it to. I’m glad that Lovely, Dark and Deep ended with her still trying to figure everything out, but also knowing that she can’t just sit around and do nothing and expect everything to change.
Amy McNamara is a great writer, I Can’t wait to see what else she has up her sleeves.
(P.S her friend is a total Bitch.) And I would be wondering what the hell I was doing with a “Friend” like her. She was totally bitchy and a little (if not VERY)selfish. I did not like her at all. I feel like she only cared about her own feelings.