“There are definite, solid lines in life that should never be crossed. Developing a crush on your best friend’s boyfriend is one of them.”
Holy. F*ck. Yet another night without sleep because I could not put a book down. My god. Let me preface this by saying that the only book I have ever read by Tarryn Fisher are the Never Never novellas written with Colleen Hoover. I will tell you that I have heard through the grapevine that Tarryn isn’t a happy ending kind of girl and so her reputation haunted me this entire book. This girl is a monster and I want to sloppy kiss her for all of the Harry Potter references. Okay not really because that would be gross but I want to hug her and tell her she’s my sista from another mista. #harrypotternerdsunite
“I love it when you speak Harry Potter to me. Who am I?”
I loved the shit out of this book, from the first page to the last. I soaked up every last word and probably highlighted and made notes on almost every page. Helena was every girl. I think that’s what got to me the most. Her flaws were the best part of her. She could have been anybody’s best friend. She wasn’t special. She wasn’t outrageously pretty or thin or successful. She was just a girl trying to figure her life out.
“We don’t talk about dinner I missed anymore, or art class, which I stop going to. I find a job; I go back to being me. I don’t remember my dreams anymore.”
^^^ This killed me. ^^^
Exact notation: My heart feels heavy with this.
I didn’t give two shits about Kit, the love interest. I really truly didn’t and not because I liked him or didn’t like him but rather because this novel was not a love story. How very clever of Ms. Fisher. Imagine a book called F*ck Love that’s not actually a story about love. Don’t get me wrong there is love, but Helena is worth so much more than that. She grows into herself throughout the novel, and so while she is considered an adult I really felt this “coming of age” vibe. This book was heavy with emotion and I found myself feeling lost within my own heart for a lot of it.
“You can’t run away from yourself. Yourself is there no matter where you go. The difference is, if you’re running, you’ll be too busy to pick up the sword and face your enemies.”
Rock on Tarryn.