“It breaks my heart a little in the same way that it makes me smile. We’re so close to a happy ending.”
I am in the book from the first chapter. The book had me at first line. The language and writing is such beauty that it just pull you into the book. I finished it in one sitting. I re-read it in one sitting. Story is just great. Better than John Green‘s typical books. There is romance, grief, guilty, relationships, and conflicting feelings of character. Kelley always write LGBT characters superbly. She is best in LGBT character formation.
So dark theme put into a light story. I read all the Kelley York’s book after reading this. This book changed my thoughts about lot of things..
I am in this book for forever. My ALL-TIME favorite book.
And it is not even some teen story. It is big. The concept is big. Skillfully written.
This is a story, eats you , make a room in your body, characters run in your body with blood and you start feeling them and then, when it finish, it leave a vacant space inside you and it ache.
I know I am ranting but I liked the book too much.
What a story !!!! Beautiful.
Ashlin and Hunter are half siblings. Come to live with their father every summer and spend time together. Here they meet Chance, a mystery character. They know very less about him except that he live there and do very interesting things.
Here all the three are connected in a way.
After a gap of a year when they came, things change. Here, their life are so much different from the life they have in city. In city, Hunter have girlfriend. Here they want nobody except Chance. Chance is one and only friend here and they enjoy it. But this summer Hunter’s girlfriend came to live with them and then Hunter realized that he love Chance. Ashlin too love Chance. But Ashlin can understand that Chance is in love with Hunter from forever so she accept it.
On the other side Hunter is confused with his feelings.
“I really am the world’s shittiest boyfriend. Holding onto something normal for the sake of having it, for nothing other than to keep what is familiar and safe close to me because the alternative is so fucking terrifying I can’t begin to wrap my head around it. It has nothing to do with it being another guy and everything to do with it being Chance, and Chance has the ability to shatter me into the minuscule fragments and base elements of the star I supposedly came from.
Who walks willingly into something like that?”
He do not understand who is real, the Hunter with Chance or The Hunter with All the world. There is more than this. The lies Chance told them. The rescue mission of Hunter. Ashlin’s risky task for Chance. And Chance living just for Hunter and Ashlin. It is very tough story. A sad one. With no good ending. But it is reasonable.
Character are woooooooowowowowowowowow.
You can even see them in dreams. That much nicely described on paper. I can totally imagine Chance or Hunter running in a mall. Ashlin yelling and cheering.
Hell!!! in ending when it happen you can understand that how much it is Chance like. And everything seems like not written fictionally but actually happening like characters are living. They know what they are doing. The trio is best and Hunter’s girlfriend. Kelley did a great job in penning down these characters. Hunter is trans and it seems how tough for a teenager trans to allow himself to admit it.
“That’s the sort of person Chance is.
He gets under your skin, and even when he’s gone, you still feel him there like a dull ache.
A warm memory you can never quite reclaim.”
What a book. Everyone should read it.
“We’re so close to a happy ending.”
I can not stop myself to add it but do not red it…
Made of Stars