This was a total tear jerker. I think i consistently cried throughout the book, whether it was from sadness, heartache, or sweetness.
Haven't read a young adult novel in a while but this one was definitely worth the brief separation from new adult.
I had a feeling from the teasers that Katie Ashley had been posting prior to its release that I was going to like it and boy did it not disappoint.
You embark on a journey through the eyes of a teenage and witness them deal with death and learn how to survive the best way possible. Noah's quirky side thoughts always made me burst out laughing in mid scene.
It touches on a difficult topic among many other difficult topics (hence the non stop tearing and crying). I felt for every single one of the characters, every single one. Noah, Jake, Maddie, Maggie, Mrs. Nelson, Joe, Josh, Johnathan and Jason and even Presley at the end. The notebook scene was so precious. You can only hope that things like that actually happen in real life.
My Favourite Moments
1. The Notebook
2. The Epic Gesture
3. Ms. Mini Me
4. "Oh Hell No" right before Emma's birth
5. Long Time Coming - Oliver James ( that's a personal moment for me, but to see one of my fav songs that is relatively unknown made my heart soar)
Congratulations Katie Ashely - you did it again!(
"A Moment" by Marie Hall was a refreshing read. It touches on various subjects that are normally taboo or not fully explored in the correct sense but Marie Hall takes you down through Ryan and Lili's pain. You feel Ryan's pain with his issues and you equally feel Lili's pain with her multiple problems.
I felt very connected to the characters and I had a lot of trouble putting this book down. I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning because I just couldn't stop reading.
I especially liked reading and understanding Javi. I felt that was extremely well captured.
I was hoping for a slightly better ending, but other than that I don't have any complaints.
My absolute favourite part was the church scene. I shed many many many tears.
I am looking forward to the next book that will look into Alex's story as well.
Copy of the this novel was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Just to be clear on one thing....this is just book 1 right? This story cannot possibly end like this!
I liked this novella, it was cute, light and funny. Definitely a nice read.
Really hoping for a continuation.....