RATING: BUY IT
This. This is why I read.
You know the sayings, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction,” or “The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward”? For me, I look at most things in life that way. We can only experience a certain, extreme level of joy if we’ve experienced and understood a certain level of sorrow. Maybe that’s why books like Give Me Yesterday by authors K Webster + Elle Christensen are the books that stay with me the most.
They make you hurt. They make you ache. They make it so you physically feel something in your chest and you can’t control the tears. They give you a glimpse at the kind of sorrow you pray will never touch your life.
Then, oh then. Then they show you two souls falling in love. Two souls that seek to heal each other in a way that only the two of them can. A love that is so beautiful, so pure that you ache in another way altogether.
Aside from the incredible story, Ms. Webster + Ms. Christensen are fantastic writers that manage to develop very deep characters in a relatively short book. Not an easy feat.
So go. Go now. Read this now. Unless, of course you are in public. Then, wait. Wait until you are in the confines of your own home where the tears, from both beauty and sorrow, can flow.
FYI, Give Me Yesterday was featured in Huffington Post’s Ultimate List of Ugly Cry novels. Believe it.
As of 1.21.16, Give Me Yesterday is available on KU.
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