The Last Time We Say Goodbye By Cynthia Hand
Release Date: February 10th 2015
Usually when I write a review I start off with a short synopsis, a preview as to what you might expect to see from the book. For instance there might be a little once upon a time, something about a princess, a prince, a happily ever after, yada, yada, yada. I can't make myself write an over view of this book. I can barley write a sentence about it because I can't put into words how spectacular it is.
Lex's brother Ty committed suicide. This book is about the after, the before and how the two collide.
That's it. That's all you get. Now please take my advice, even if it's the only advice you ever take from me and go buy this book. Hell buy two copies.
I'm not going to lie, when I first picked up this book I had no idea what it was about, it was my first Cynthia Hand book and I went in blind. Within the first couple of pages I was kicking myself for picking this book. I had just finished Playlist For The Dead and I did not want another book about teenage suicide.
Let me just say that this book is so much more than a 'suicide book'. It's such a beautifully written story about love and loss and the moments we take for granted. You never know when a goodbye will be your last and Cynthia does an amazing job of teaching us all this life lesson.
I am not an overly emotional person, I don't cry in public, I don't get weepy in the movie theater (save it for TFIOS) and when I know how a book is going to end I tend not to get too emotional about the outcome.
Well Cynthia Hand, you took my heart out of my chest and wrung it out like a wet paper towel. I finished this book at work thank God I wasn't wearing any eye makeup that day because it was like someone turned on a faucet and there was no stopping the waterfall of tears streaming down my face. Even writing this now, thinking back on the last couple of chapters I'm getting teary eyed. Cynthia Hand broke me in the best possible way.
From the dedication on the first page to the last sentence Cynthia weaves a heart wrenching tale, one that I'm sure will stay with me, and other readers, for years to come.
Go get this book, a box of tissues and some waterproof mascara. You will not be disappointed.
Until next time,
In compliance with FTC guidelines I am disclosing that this book was given to me for free to review.
My review is my honest opinion.