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Book Review: HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME

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    • HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME
    • Author: Adam Silvera
    • Published: 17th January 2017
    • Read: March 6, 2017
    • Source: Kindle Edition
    • Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.

To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.

If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.

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I feel like this book stirred something really personal in me, I believe it has so much to do with the writing style. ugh. How do I explain this for a formal review? I can’t. I bet you’ve heard great reviews about this book, I never thought I would absolutely agree. When I picked up this book I had no idea what was waiting for me but the title itself was catchy enough for me to be curious about it and there is no regret at all. The first page already caught my attention, I was like “oh there’s no turning back from here.”

What I love about this book is how it didn’t label the emotions, rather it just pointed out the simple things or small events that he remembers and the things that he felt, it just left me to do the “feeling” part. Like, there is this invisible magnet the pulls me to be inside the characters mind and heart. To be honest, I couldn’t finish the book straight in one sitting because it’s just too much for me and I had to stop for a breather. My favorite part of the main character is his human factor, the way he talked about his feelings are so real because one moment he was sad, the next he was angry, the next he doesn’t believe in love and then in the end, just like us in real life we do have learnings and we realized that all those things that happened are lessons and we finally settled on something that we would really believe in no matter what we feel, because we learned it the hard way.

There’s no doubt, I would always absolutely recommend this book!

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