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.
Broken doesn’t mean it’s always ugly
So, I am a huge Lily White fan. I love dark and angst filled reads and she is one of the best. With that being said, I went through a reading funk and that included a Lily White's Book funk. I just couldn't get through her books with the eagerness that I had been. I had no desire to sit and devour her stories like normal. It scared me because she is a favorite author.
Then I decided to read Crazy Madly Deeply. It is not dark like her other stories, but it is gut-wrenching. It is angsty. It is unpredictable. It is WOW!
I devoured this story. I started reading and I couldn't stop! I literally couldn't stop. After each chapter I had to know more. I had to find out what was next. I just had to know!
I read this book in one setting and it brought me out of my author slump.
Let me say this though, when an author can write dark angst and then contemporary and inspiration romance with the same passion and meaning, you know that author is beyond talented and should never leave this career choice!
This one definitely wasn't the typical Lily White story but that doesn't change the fact that it was still amazing!! It took me on an emotional rollercoaster ride like no other, I thought I was fully prepared but I was wrong. I was pulled into the story and could almost feel what the characters were feeling. Once I started reading I couldn't stop.
This book was given to me at my request and I provided this review voluntarily
“Because laughter is one of those parts of life that should be free. It should be unrestrained and wild, with no rules or shadows to contain it. Laughter is never polite, it’s never prim and proper, at least not the kind of laughter that is worth a person’s time, the kind that sears a memory into your mind and makes your eyes water.”
Lily White, your writing shines so bright in this beautiful story!
Holden is such a bright shining star! He melted my heart and I wanted nothing but for life to turn around for him. He’s hit from every angle with an obstacle, hatred, and tragedy, and his strength and preservation are so inspiring.
I was uncertain of Michaela in the beginning. I was glad to see her transform and she certainly rose to the occasion as well. I loved the paths this story took. It was emotional and touching and I couldn’t put it down.
The supporting characters really ad so much to the story. You wanted to strangle some and are so grateful for others like Deli and Dr. Silva. And then you have dear, sweet Angela who is such a savior. Her wit and stubbornness mixed with her love made you chuckle, smile, and love her to pieces.
There is heartbreak and anger, sorrow and pain; however, with that, there is also hope, love and goodness. This story stole my breath and I loved every moment of it!