Wednesday, July 25, 2018

ALL YOUR PERFECTS by Colleen Hoover


The #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us—whose writing is “emotionally wrenching and utterly original” (Sara Shepard, New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series)—delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Quinn and Graham have a perfect love story, but their unique connection is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart, day by heartbreaking day. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair. So do they risk it? Is their history worth saving?

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple struggling with a relatable issue – infertility – whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. In Colleen Hoover’s inimitable style and brilliant narrative voice, this heartbreaking page-turner asks: Can a resounding love with a fairytale beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

REVIEW by Kelly:

I just have to say while All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover was perfect it was also sad and depressing too. It took a lot to get through it but I’m glad I did because I got a little something out of it.

What a roller coaster of emotion! I loved it and I hated it. Simply that. The highs made me feel the giddiness of falling in love. The joy you have just looking into his eyes, the promise of the perfect future. The lows made me cringe. I loathed these parts of the book. I struggled to turn each page while tears slipped down my face. They were each needed.  The love and the hate. The highs and the lows. Each page pushed us towards the not so perfect love in this story.  

Graham and Quinn etched themselves inside my heart. The past was wonderful and I couldn’t get enough but the present had me cringing and wanting to throw my phone each time a new chapter started. I felt it. I felt it all. The ache, oh the heartache. I was dragged down with them even though I was kicking and screaming before each turn of the page. This is the kind of story that makes you take a second look at your life. What are you rushing through? What are you not cherishing enough because to you it’s just another item in the day to get through? What have you become so accustomed to that you don’t even see the significance in the gift that you get every day? What negatives are you focusing on enough to outshine the perfects? I love her quote and I think I’m going to take it with me, make a little note my stick it on my mirror. “If you only shine light on your flaws, all your perfects will dim.” 

 Thank you Colleen. Thank you for the escape, for the joy and the heartache. Thank you for making me take a second look at my life and reminding me to let my perfects shine.

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