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This is a must read!
on November 1, 2014
What a fantastic book. Laurie really did a great job with this one. So many twists and turns, it'll make your head swim, but it also grabs your attention so much you can't put it down. When I first started reading I didn't expect the story to go the way it did. I don't know why really, but I really, really enjoyed it. I laughed, I cried, I felt so much sorrow and heart break along the way, too. I have to admit, I really got really ticked off a few times, too. So much so that I wanted to reach into the page and slap someone. LOL! Tells you just how much I was into this story, right? ;)
The story isn't really about just one couple, it really involves two major couples, first with Jake & Margie, and then their teenage children, Alex & Emma. The way the author wrote this story showed so much character depth. I was really intrigue with most of the secondary characters, and being allowed to follow along with all of their trials and tribulation too. And I was glad that the author took the time to follow up with them as well during the epilogue. I don't think I've seen an author do that that quite as nicely as Laurie did.
The storyline shuffles between past and the present a few times, but the author makes the transition quite well. And it also helps the reader see what was going on back then, that made these people act the way they do in the here and now. I also love the fact that the story deals with so many different major issues. Such as; Abortion, teenage pregnancy and the complications that sometimes occurs with it, learning disabilities, trust, assumptions, and most of all how some parents can become so disconnected with their teenagers without even realizing it.
I would highly recommend this book to everyone.