Author: Laura Fitzgerald
Where I Got This Book: From the Dollar Tree
Why I Read It: I was looking for a few new books, and this one caught my eye. I read the back of it, and instantly wanted to read it.
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Overview from the back of the book:
"Meg Clark believes in the "hokey pokey" theory of life, which demands that you put your whole self in; she even teaches it to her kindergarten students. But after the love of her life betrays her, and her father takes a flying leap off the pedestal she set him on, Meg has a hard time putting this theory into practice. What's the point of opening yourself up if your heart comes back a little more broken each time?
Not only one man receives Meg's full devotion: her nine-year-old son, Henry. She's happy with her single-mom life. She and Henry are taking on the world in their own lively way, and it's enough. Still, sometimes love finds you, whether you're ready or not.
Love comes to Meg in the form of Ahmed Bourhani, an exotically handsome Iranian-American who befriends her and Henry over a game of chess in a coffee shop. Meg knows that second chances require a leap of faith, and the result more often a complicated mixed bag than a neatly packaged happily-ever-after. Sometimes in order to heal you have to hurt, but most of all you have to live your life and put your whole self in...."
This book was AMAZING! I don't know if any of you have Dollar Stores in your area, but it's probably one of the best places to buy books. I only spent $1.06 on this book and it was the best $1.06 I've ever spent.
I love books that I can FEEL something from. I think that I could feel something so strongly because I have been going through a heartbreak for a while now. I'm a lot better than I was almost two years ago, but there are still those days where the pain comes back a little more, and you think that you'll never be able to love again, or be whole again. This book teaches you that you can't let yourself go, that life isn't always guaranteed, and that you have to "Put your whole self in." It's the only way to go about life, heartache, betrayal, and everything else that goes into living life.
Laura did a fantastic job at bringing her characters to life. She gets deep into the personalities, the life, and relationship between her and her son Henry. While reading this book, you will feel like you KNOW these two, as well as the other characters through out the book.
This book taught me that even though you're hurting now, and you think that you can't ever love again, you WILL find love again. This book teaches you that there is such thing as second chances at love. And, as the back of the book says, "Sometimes in order to heal, you have to hurt, but most of all you have to live your life and put your whole self in..."
I'm not a big fan of rereading books, but after doing this review (I read this a couple months ago), I am about 100% positive that I want to, and probably will, reread this book again. It's an amazing book.
This book is for those people who have loved and lost, who have been hurt, who think they can never love again. It's for those people to teach them that it WILL be okay, the pain lessens, and you will be able to love again.
I really can't think of anything about this book that I DIDN'T like. It was just all around a fantastic book.
I highly recommend this book to you. Go out and buy this book, ask a friend for it, just make sure you read it.
Visit Laura Fitzgerald online: http://laurafitzgerald.com/