- File Size: 3857 KB
- Print Length: 256 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: June 28, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0737L2Y1K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,758 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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“He tasted like heartbreak and hope, and my skin lit up with a thousand heat spots.”
“It’s a choice–to wallow in despair or to acknowledge what can still bring happiness to my life. And I’m choosing to live despite the heartache.”
“I’ve said it once before that looking at him was like waking up, and it had never been truer than in that moment.”
The Weight of Life was one of my most anticipated reads for 2017. So, when I got my greedy little hands on it, it should come to no surprise that I just devoured this book.
The Weight of Life is one of the most incredible and heartwarming story that I’ve read so far this year. The writing is brilliant and flows so easily. The characters are real, flawed and perfectly imperfect. The story-line so moving, leaving you with all the feels. For me, it was complete and utter perfection. The pain, heartache and love so real, it felt as though they were my very own emotions.
The Weight of Life isn’t just a love story. It is a story of second chances and grief. It is a story about guilt and regrets. It is a story of hope and the strength to pick yourself back up again and finally move on. Most importantly, it is a story about life and the decisions we make along the way, and taking a chance when fate provides you with a second chance.
This story was incredibly beautiful to me and moved me to tears many times. The Weight of Life is a truly special read, one that will forever be ingrained into my heart. Whitney Barbetti has once again slayed me with her beautiful words and impeccable storytelling. I am completely, 100% speechless and blown away.
In The Weight of Life not only do we have two strangers meeting unconventionally but we have an established connection. And a strong one at that! A connection that Whitney so diligently delivers to readers without forcing it or shoving it into their faces. Without saying "here is Ames. Here is Mila. Love them." Slowly, Whitney eases us into their lives and their surroundings and it's an ease and comfortability we never knew we were looking for.
Ames. Ugh, I couldn't have asked for a more developed character. Watching his growth from the beginning of the book and to the end and the way he opens up and transforms one chapter at a time was one of my absolute most favorite things in this book. And Mila, she's so different from Whitney's other characters but one of my favorites nonetheless. Whitney took a ray of sunshine and gave her so many real feelings that I hurt for her. So many flaws and proof that even the happy ones hurt. Even when she didn't want her hurt to show.
“Summer.” When I crinkled my brow, he took a sip of his sangria. I could feel his heart calm, the beats slow to a rhythm not unlike my own. “The sun shines the longest in the summer, making the days last longer than the nights. And when I first saw you on the bridge, you looked like summer to me. It made no sense, not at that time of night, on the cusp of fall, that I could look at you and see so much sun. There’s comfort in night, in the dark—a safety that the sun cannot guarantee.”
Not very often do I find books like this. Just...a good love story. Two good people with two good hearts. Two souls and two weights of life. Two stars plus two stars plus one. FIVE!
Whitney has done it AGAIN! After just reading Ten Below Zero (5 STAR review), I am amazed and astonished by her. The Weight of Life, just like TBZ, is so beautifully written, breathtakingly emotional and REAL. If you are looking for a book that will make you FEEL then you have to read this!
What makes this book so good is that complex main and secondary characters, Mila, Ames, Sam, Jude, Lotte….the list goes on. Each of these characters have a story to tell. They have pasts that have shaped them into the people they are. All of them are relatable and REAL. Plain and simple. I was able to connect with each of them, even if I had not experienced what they had. I was sucked into their stories. They captivated me and I was rooting for them, even if it was conflicting at times.
I could NOT put this book down but like I said before, Whitney’s works, as a speed reader, force me to slow down and to savor each word. I LOVE that! The best way I can describe this feeling is paralleling it to that of feeling parched for water. So thirsty you want to chug it yet knowing your body can only handle so much at a time. I wanted to devour this book in one sitting but I knew better, my heart knew better.
I will not give any spoilers but I will say that this book will take you for a emotional ride. It’s a book about life, it’s challenges, how we carry memories/experiences with us and how we grow. It’s a book that I will remember days, weeks, months and years from now.
You cannot miss this book.
Whitney – bravo! You are one of my new favorite authors. I can’t wait to read more of your books!