Crazy Madly Deeply
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We called him crazy when, in truth, we were the crazy ones…
Holden Bishop refuses to conform to the demands of his small town. An artist and a musician, he lives on the wrong side of the tracks while attending a wealthy school. Dubbed the "King of Freaks", he is a shadowed presence within a lustrous crowd.
Michaela Paige is the popular girl that every boy wants and every girl envies. On the outside, she appears to have it all, while on the inside she feels trapped by life. Although she admires Holden for his refusal to conform, she doesn't let herself know him until circumstance forces them into each other's lives.
They are complete opposites. Alone, they endure tragedy. Together, they learn how to overcome heartache as they fall in love.
This book is just...wonderful! Yes be prepared to have your heart broken with the intensity Author Lily White delivers in this book. Gripping, compelling, loving, heartbreaking, it has it all. Loved the way this story just sucked me right in with relatable characters that were described in such vivid words. Holden and Micheala will make you deeply, madly, crazy fall in love with their story.
Amazing Ugly Cry
5 Stars - 3 Flames
I usually find myself giving Ms. White 4 star reviews. Why? Because let's fact it, we're usually left with our mouth wide open, trying to process what the heck we just read (and that's FAR from being a bad thing). But this book was different. It's not the typical "dark" novel we normally expect. Is this a romance like categorized? Yes. But it's far from the typical romance books out there. And it's brilliant!!!
Holden is the outcast. The guy who doesn't fit in, but only because he's chosen not to. He's watched others in his town bend and mold to the cities norm, refusing to join in, while trying to keep those he cares about safe. It's amazing how one moment in time can have a ripple effect that not only effects you, but everyone around you.
Michaela is....Michaela. She's pretty, popular and does everything she's told to do. Which includes keeping quiet when her boyfriend says or does things that aren't right. Which includes doing what her parents say to do so that everyone can continue to live in their perfect little bubble. But what happens when she's forced to take a honest look at herself and life? Will she continue to conform, or step outside her perfect little box?
I spent the first 25% of this book crying. No lie. The tragedies that take place are unimaginable. I then spent the following 50% flipping pages, glued to each and every word written, absorbing the truths that plague so many in this world. Then, I spent the last 25% balling my eyes out like a little girl. I haven't ugly cried a book in over 4 years. 4. YEARS!!!!! And then this b*!ch, I mean Ms. White, brings me to my freaking knees with this masterpiece. My heart is literally in pieces after reading this.
I WILL NOT RUIN this experience for you guys. I will not taint your view or opinion by providing examples or details to any part of this story. I will however leave you with a quote from a character in this story (not a main one, but important). And BTW, if you read my reviews, you know that I rarely use quotes, but this one is perfect.
"If that boy were a character in a book, I would swear the author hated him."
I don't hate you Holden, you're beautiful!!!!
5 HUGE Stars
If you have never read a Lily White book before, dive into this one ASAP! Crazy Madly Deeply had me on the edge of my seat , navigating the twists I couldn’t see coming, white knuckled and gasping until the very end. This is a romance unlike any you have read before!!!!