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I had to buy it!
Sometimes you don't always need sex to create a love story. In this case, you just need the perfect story and the words to combine it all and that there will create the emotions that make up what truly was a book that will forever touch my heart.
"When you love somebody fiercely, you keep a part of them with you always, no matter where their journey takes them.”
To be young again and to remember what it was like.
There are many stories out there now that are about a boy and a girl that grew up together but many of them usually skip from being young to adults. This book takes you to only one time in their lives, a time that changed everything. There was no need to skip to the future because there were so many different things going on in just this one year. This ONE year - the author did (speechless) ....my jaw is still on the ground and the tears of sadness and joy are still lying on my bed.
"He made me feel beautiful in a way I’d never managed before. The way his eyes followed me wherever I moved, somehow intense but relaxed all at the same time, made me feel as though I was worth watching."
What can I say - and the irony is that I haven't read a Y/A book in quite sometime but we mustn't overlook this bc of it's genre (meaning how many might and are similar to me in this case) - remember back when a certain trilogy became huge because of an abused girl in high school - sex was not the catalyst - the story was. And a brilliant author, who knows how to do it right, will take you on a journey that's filled with so much creativity that it allows you to overlook that element and see the beauty of what love is really about in more ways than one and it is beautiful. So beautiful.
That is "The Pebble Jar" - OUTSTANDING!
*this book is affiliated with The Book Bistro
(author had no participation with this purchase or review)
random read! awesome read!
If you haven’t read H.A. Robinson before, this is the book to start with.
This coming of age story is for young and old, alike, and is full of characters you take on as your truest friends. You feel everything Abi is going through because of the way H.A. Robinson weaves her words into your heart. I won't lie, sometimes it's rather painful and heartbreaking.
The issues that are addressed in this book are ones that every single one of us encounters throughout our journey in life, but the storytelling makes Abi’s journey her very own. The writing is handled with such understanding of those raw emotions that, if you ask me, makes connecting with Abi and Nonna impossible to avoid, and leaves you mourning the loss as the story comes to an end.
The minute I finished reading The Pebble Jar, I handed it over to my young daughter and insisted she read it, because that is honestly how good it is. And that is the biggest compliment I could give.
Having a child hadn’t exactly been high up on my parents’ married life to-do list, but I’d inconsiderately turned up anyway — a squalling, pooping, vomiting ball of life that they really didn’t have the time for. In fact, I suspected that the day she gave birth to me was the last day my mum had taken off work.
You once told me, and I quote, ‘love is a gross disease that only stupid people catch’.
It had become an obsession of sorts, trying to get him to tell me. It was like an imaginary cure for all, where everything would suddenly be righted. Cancer would disappear overnight, there would be peace in the Middle East, and Tom Williams would grow a personality.
I drew the line at dancing. I had all the coordination and grace of a concussed slug and had no intention of humiliating myself any further that night.
We certainly weren’t a religious family. My parents believed in the law and the ability of kale to solve world hunger, and Nonna believed that love made the world go around.
She was the quintessential mean girl. She had a great body and a pretty face, but that was where she began and ended. One of her favorite activities was making people feel bad about themselves, and she did it with such finesse that half the time, people wound up thanking her for it.
I’ve slowed down a little since then. My running days are over. These days, I sport something more between a plod and a waddle. A ploddle, if you will.
I rarely read YA but I do read H.A. Robinson. In fact, I am so enamored with this talented scribe’s deft word craft that I would read her magical scribblings even if she started writing about the dreaded zombie apocalypse, well, I would definitely hesitate but would more than likely read it anyway. I was immediately transported directly into the brain of Abbie and resided among her inner musings until I finished the last word. I gobbled up this book like a fallen dieter on a binge. Written from a first person POV, the writing was smart, witty, engaging, keenly observant, thoughtful, poignant, heart squeezing, amusing, and so emotive that a mysterious fluid began to leak from my eyes and I appeared forced to gulp air in order to breathe – what madness! The storyline was relevant, moving, and devastating. Ms. Robinson’s endearing and vibrant characters were so well fleshed out that they were nearly pulsing on the page. I adored each and every one, except for Abbie’s heinous mother. And as an added bonus, I learned a new phrase and word to add to my Brit vocab list – bits and bobs and stroppiness, I cannot wait to use them.
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