Brooke Danvers is pretending to be fine. To say things aren't easy in this novel would be an understatement. A beautiful yet heartbreaking story about Lucy and Gabe, two college seniors who meet in a classroom at Columbia University and begin a love affair that will shape the rest of their lives, The Light We Lost puts love to many tests: the test of choice, of loyalty, of fate, of war, of distance, and of faith itself.
With the storm on the horizon, Lily Dane returns to Seaview, her family's Rhode Island summer home, to escape her broken life in New York — the one that tore apart her and her true love, Nick, and pushed him towards Lily's best friend, Budgie.
In Norwegian Woodreaders meet Toru, a steadfast and serious college student who burns a torch only for Naoko, the beautiful girl with whom he shares a tragic past: both are still recovering from the unexpected death of their best friend years ago. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to people like Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Amelia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more—though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher.
There's child abuse, intimate relationships between adults and adolescents, addiction, violence, loss, and so much more, but what makes this novel a true tear-jerked is the complicated love story at it's core. Click Here To Buy 2.
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