It Ends with Us: A Novel Review by Colleen Hoover.
Book Information :::::…
- Book Name: It Ends with Us
- Book Author: Colleen Hoover
- Book Categories: English Literature, Novel
- Book Publisher: Atria Books
- Rating: 4/5 Stars
- Book Language: English
- Total Pages: 384 Pages
Lily was not always easy, but that did not stop her from working hard for her life. She came a long way from the small Maine city where she grew up, graduated from council, moved to Boston and started her own business. Also, when she strikes a spark with a fantastic neurosurgeon named Royal Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems to come true. Riley is strong, stubborn, and indeed a bit arrogant. She’s sensitive, bright, and has a total soft spot for Lily, but Riley’s total abomination of the relationship is unsettling. Questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so she thinks of Atlas Corrigan, her first love and a link to her history. He was her soulmate, her guardian. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything created with Lily Riley is hovered.
Book Review :::::…
I am a huge Colleen Hoover addict, but I had not had a lot of reading time in council and thus did not get my hands on this book as soon as it came out, which I should have. Emily did, still, (and her review is linked at the bottom of this post), and she lately encouraged me to buy it and read it before BookCon (since Colleen Hoover herself is going to be there!!!!!), so I did. And let me just tell you guys, Colleen has done it again. I have not really disliked any books of hers as far as I can remember, and this bone was no different.
As the summary explains, this is the story of a girl named Lily, who grew up in an vituperative ménage. Once she eventually managed to escape it and she plant a man and fell in love, he has arbitrary outbursts that remind her of her nonage, but they are far less frequent than her father’s were, and she finds herself forgiving him again and again. On top of that, a lot of effects come up about her first love, and that is not making her life any easier.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It gave you a good sapience into domestic abuse from both a person who has witnessed it during her nonage and endured it in her adult life. Before reading this book, I’ll sorely admit that I used to not understand why people in vituperative connections ever stayed in them– I always said that the nanosecond my significant other laid a hand on me, that would be the end of it and I would vanish. I was youthful and dumb and figured it was that simple.
This book shows you that it is not that simple.
And this book is indeed grounded off of some of the author’s own life gests, which I did not know until the end when I was reading the author’s note and acknowledgements, which opened my eyes to the subject of domestic abuse indeed more. Colleen Hoover is not just creating a character who witnessed these terrible effects be in her life. She herself has seen some of them.
I also really enjoyed Lily as a character. She was strong and independent, and she spoke her mind enough constantly ( hence her and Ryle’s” naked trueness”). Throughout the book, she may have some sins from time to time but overall she shows strength and determination that I valued and respected.
So it’s safe to say that by the time I got to the end of this book, my mind was opened up and I realized that domestic abuse situations, while still unhealthy and surely commodity that every person needs to get themselves out of, it’s inescapably a”one and done” situation where it’s that simple to get up and walk down.
In that same tone, that is the one thing that kept me from giving this book five stars. (Spoilers ahead, so please skip to the coming paragraph if you have not read this book yet!) I suppose Lily made the right choice by not getting back with Ryle, but I feel like still letting him be a part of this child’s life was a bit of an iffy decision. Of course, this is only my opinion, which does not have important weight on the subject because I have noway been a victim of domestic abuse myself. I guess seeing it from an stranger’s perspective, I noticed a lot of the miscalculations Lily was making ( similar as forgiving him multiple times,etc.) before she inescapably realized them myself. I indeed noticed that several other compendiums were Twittering analogous studies about the book, so I was not alone in that sense. Soyeah.I just feel that the ending made me feel a bit weird. On one hand, I suppose that Lily surely made the right decision ( indeed if I completely packed them in the morning), but still allowing Ryle to be in the baby’s life at all made me feel a little bit weird. I understand that she did not want the baby to have a tough and confusing life with Ryle not in it, but I do not know. Perhaps it’s just me. That is just the one part that I felt a little weird about. (But like I said, I am no expert on domestic abuse, so I may be reading the situation in a completely different way.)
Also, time passed in weird intervals in this book. Occasionally entire months would pass in between chapters, and occasionally just days or hours would. And when these significant stretches of time passed, all the anthology got was a brief encounter-up on the script, but some of these scenes that we missed were either really sweet or important, so it smelled just a little bit that we did not get to read the entire script ourselves.
Overall, I really enjoyed It Ends With Us. Indeed if it was not perfect, Colleen Hoover did it again with another book that makes you laugh, rustle, cry, and swoon at all of the perfectmoments.However, I still recommend picking it up and giving it a pass, If you were on the hedge about this book because you hears about it’s about domestic abuse. It’s especially important if you are not a victim of abuse, because it opens your eyes and helps you to see what the situation is like from the eyes of the victim, and most importantly, it shows you how and why it is not always that easy to walk down. I really enjoyed reading this book, and it managed to change my perception on a content that I did not know important about preliminarily, so I surely suppose that it served its purpose.