My Only: A Versions Novel Kindle Edition
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First off, I want to say how I found this book.
I was on goodreads wanting to read a book that made me cry. So, I went to a list named ‘books that had me bawling my eyes out.’ I started reading summary after summary and eventually came across this one, I really liked it and thought I’d give it a shot.
With that being said, This book disappointed me. I didn’t cry. Sure, there were times when my eyes were a little cloudy at times but never did tears fall from my eyes, and that was the whole point of reading this. The thing that was supposed to make me cry, I saw it coming a while ago and was silently preparing myself for it, so eventually when the moment came, I was prepared. But being prepared just held back the tears, it didn’t make it less heartbreaking.
Till now, all I’ve saying is how much this book disappointed me and didn’t fulfil its purpose. Now, it’s time to reveal why I gave it 3 stars and not less. Even though this book didn’t stick to its original purpose, it did a whole lot more for me. It was inspiring.
I felt for the characters, I loved Olivia, I loved Adam and as much I tried to hate Aaron, I loved him too. Not only the were the main characters great but also every other character present on the sidelines, specially Adam’s and Aaron’s father.
My only was both great and not so great. While the characters and message of the book were awesome, the evoking my emotions part wasn’t that great. For most part, I was neutral. Only nearing the end did my eyes had tears in the and that too, not much. There wasn’t any LOL moments or biting my nails in the anticipation of what’s going to happen. But nonetheless I liked it.
In the end, this book was on my good side and if you are ever need help to get over someone or something, you can give this book a shot.
I was in Adam’s head so much that I felt his every emotion but I also wanted to be in Olivia’s head. It’s not too often an author can get that right, doing the whole “her POV” and “his POV” and I’m not usually a fan of it BUT in this case I would have wanted the author to risk it. There were moments in the first two chapters that I thought were a little slow but before I knew it, the story started to unfold and I was captivated.
As you enter the world that is everything Adam, you begin to realize how incredibly lonely he is. Not only is he living in the shadow of his popular and good-looking twin but he’s trying to figure out who his. You sense his insecurity every step of the way and he’s reminded of his inadequacies every time he sees his brother interacting with the opposite sex. The art of conversation and flirtation is completely lost on Adam when it comes to the ladies.
Enter Olivia. Olivia is the type of person you can only pray to meet in your lifetime. She’s the kind of person that inspires change, forgiveness, appreciation for all the little and beautiful things in life. This is the kind of impact she has on Adam. The deep friendship and love that blossom’s from this relationship is so beautiful and fragile that it’s heart breaking.
There is an element of mystery that keeps you intrigued and suddenly you realize that you can’t read fast enough. You want to discover the meaning behind the cryptic statements that are made by Olivia but you get the sense, whatever it is…it’s major!
The heartbreak that I experienced in this book is unlike any other I have felt before. It stayed with me, to the point I wanted to talk to anyone who would listen but it would be lost on those who didn’t read the book. I felt every emotion that Adam felt. His isolation, anger, happiness, heartbreak, sadness…I felt EVERYTHING. N.K. Smith brilliantly took me back to an awkward time in my life and then she had me experience Adam and Olivia’s heart wrenching story. I didn’t expect to cry as much as I did and I hated that I loved crying so much! The epilogue even moved me to tears!!!
“Stop looking at me like that,” she whispered.
“I can’t.” I could barely say it. I could barely breathe. I wanted to look at her for the rest of my life. Reaching a hand up, I ran just the tips of my fingers through her hair. Most of it was down, but just a few strands were pulled up away from her face. It was the perfect hair for the perfect dress, worn by the perfect girl.”
My final two cents: This book is beyond moving. It’s worth every penny and worth every tear I shed!
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