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Something Like a Love Song Paperback – November 19, 2015
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Dylan and Landon are the victims of a vicious attack. While Dylan’s injuries allow him to depart hospital fairly soon, Landon’s injuries leave him fighting for his life, and if he survives, in need of extensive rehab.
Throughout the novel, the story regularly delves into the memories and emotions experienced by victims, friends, and family. The reminiscences connect us to Dylan and Landon pre-attack. Good times, funny and sweet times are recalled, and the small things that make a relationship special are identified.
In the face of traumatic circumstances, a myriad of emotions are on display; mainly love, but also, guilt, anger, introspection, hurt, life re-evaluation, and acceptance of circumstance. However, acceptance doesn’t mean beaten, purely a change of direction. I know I’ve already mentioned love, but yeah, the love will leave your heart bursting.
The journey travelled in this novel shows the stresses, support, complications, highs and lows of surviving head injury. Dylan and Landon are totally loveable. In fact, there wasn’t a character in the novel that I didn’t like. Not everyone wore a halo. There was a good blend of personalities with varying temperaments that helped give the book excellent depth, as well as a substantial knowledge of the subject matter.
The story doesn’t close all the doors on the events. Instead, it cleverly poses questions after the epilogue that make you think.Read more ›
This book draws you in with the first word and doesn't let go until the last. My heart was in my throat and my thoughts were instantly with Dylan as he waited in the hospital to hear whether his fiancé, Landon, would survive a brutal head injury. Dylan's shock, grief, and guilt were raw and very real, as was his relief upon learning that Landon would live, but would never be the same.
I've never seen a recovery story handled with such detail and care. There are no easy answers and the healing is a slow process. If you've ever known someone in a similar situation, each small step rings true. I found myself celebrating over the smallest things (Boat! He remembered boats!) and just wanting to hug these boys when things got overwhelming. Healing is a difficult road to walk but celebrating each step with Landon kept me fully engaged in his journey from start to finish.
This story is about love in every form. These young men love each other deeply and we get sweet glimpses of how their relationship grew, juxtaposed with what their present trauma means for their relationship now. We also feel the support and love of their families and friends. When tragedy strikes, support is one of the most important things someone can offer. When I felt lost with Dylan, I felt comforted by his mother's guidance. When I felt helpless with Landon, I found strength with his sister's caring. This story immerses you so deeply, it is easy to give yourself over to its powerful storytelling.
Becca does an amazing job of intertwining humor and heartache.Read more ›
This engrossing story brings to light the ever changing daily fight to find a way to heal and to find your way back. Maybe not as you were, but to a place still filled with love and devotion.
This is an amazing first novel from a very talented author. I highly recommend this author and her beautiful story.
There are not enough words to describe how I think you are one of the most amazing writers I have read lately. You take the reader on a journey and I for one felt all the highs and lows.
Without any hesitations I recommend this brilliant book, Ms Burton you have a new admirer, now get typing as I am desperately waiting for your next.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The writing is wonderful, the subject matter heartbreaking but hopeful.Published 3 months ago by Pene Henson
As a crier, I went into this book very much expecting to cry. Spoiler alert: messy, snotty tears. The characters are so beautifully developed that very quickly into the book, you... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Suzey Ingold
4 out of 5 Stars
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It’s apt that this novel about healing and support starts in the waiting room of a hospital. Dylan Nayar anxiously waits to be taken to see his love, Landon, who was put into a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alysia Constantine
When I first picked up Something Like a Love Song, it was with some trepidation because the subject matter seemed so dark. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Christine
Beautiful story, that's really all I can say about this. But, I'd love to see a followup.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer Mary Gresham
I wasn’t expecting the love song to be about recovery and moving on…I was thinking maybe it would be about the romance between Dylan and Landon, and it was in a way, but it was... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Susan65
A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words.com Review (A BJ Review)
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5
One tragic night left Landon and Dylan’s dreams of happily ever... Read more
Above all everything that endeared me to this book, what struck me the most about this book is the positivity, the hope that underlines every decision the characters make
Even... Read more