If you’re reading this, well, you know the last-letter drill. You made it. I didn’t. Get off the guilt train, because I know if there was any chance you could have saved me, you would have.
I need one thing from you: get out of the army and get to Telluride.
My little sister Ella’s raising the twins alone. She’s too independent and won’t accept help easily, but she has lost our grandmother, our parents, and now me. It’s too much for anyone to endure. It’s not fair.
And here’s the kicker: there’s something else you don’t know that’s tearing her family apart. She’s going to need help.
So if I’m gone, that means I can’t be there for Ella. I can’t help them through this. But you can. So I’m begging you, as my best friend, go take care of my sister, my family.
Please don’t make her go through it alone.
OMG–this book. It absolutely killed me. It’s a beautiful story about inner strength, grieving, moving on, second chances, and love in all its forms. This review is going to be light on details–but trust me, you’re going to want to find them all out for yourself in real time, and I don’t want to take that opportunity away from you.
All I’m going to say is I cried almost as much as I laughed out loud, and I swooned just a little more than I sighed in despair. Ms Yarros definitely knows how to tug at your heartstrings, and she does it over and over again here. There were times I had to put the book down for a few minutes–sometimes because my heart was just too full, and other times because I was afraid she was going to go there. (Spoiler: she did, at least once. It’s brutal.)
The letters–all of them, last or otherwise–are brilliant; perfect complements to each chapter.
Do yourself a favor: read this one ASAP…but not until you buy yourself an extra-large box of tissues (or two. Or seven..)
Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.