The Last Letter
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“The Last Letter is a haunting, heartbreaking and ultimately inspirational love story.“—InTouch Weekly
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.
I don’t really have the words to convey how I feel about this book. Heartbreaking beautiful, not your average romance, stab you in the heart yet you will be ok... I could not predict anything that happened in the book. This book is the first book in a couple of years to literally bring me to tears and yet it put me back together, just a bit cracked. So many life lessons, so much love and heart ache. This book makes you think and yet you won’t want to put it down. I literally got angry at parts and messaged friends about how I was mad at a character, but that is the beauty of this writing, how much it makes you FEEL!
6 🌟 read
Have you ever read a book that seemed to capture your soul from the first words and hold it hostage, long after the book had ended? That’s what The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros did for me. When this book came out everyone I knew in the book community was raving about it. Not just the normal release day mentions, it was literally everyone shouting READ THIS BOOK. So I thought, alright let me see what’s so special about this book. After reading the blurb I decided to sample the first two chapters before buying and it didn’t take long for me to realize I had to own this book — best decision ever.
“But I’m not the center of their universe. I’m more like their gravity.”
Describing a book as horribly perfect isn’t probably the best way to write a six-star review, but that’s what every gut-wrenching word was, just horribly perfect. The characters Rebecca Yarros creates feel like you have known them your entire life and the story is so brokenly beautiful. While I was reading I felt like it WAS my life, that it was happening to me not some imaginary person on the page. By the end of the book I was so wrapped up in the emotion that I couldn’t seem to bring myself back to reality.
“Sometimes you have to leave so you can know what it is you left. You don’t really value something until you’ve lost it.”
I’m not going to give anymore information than what Rebecca provides in the blurb, because if you decide to read this book I want you to truly experience it. Don’t skip over words or through chapters, make sure you take in every moment on the page. Lastly mentally prepare yourself and get out the kleenex, you are about to experience a book hangover that will last for days. .
This book covers EVER emotion.
The writing is outstanding. The storyline is, simply put, heartbreaking. Should you attempt to read this? YES. Will you find a flaw? Nope. From page one I was entranced. Do I love the ending? No! I wish things were written differently. Yet, that is what makes this book so special. It’s raw. It’s real. It’s devastating. It’s life.
Rebecca took such beautiful care with the main subject. She allowed me...a regular reader...to live and breathe the strength and determination of a family surviving.
On a personal note: last week I thought I read my top book of the year. Not gonna lie...this might just trump it.
Thank you to all the men and women who serve our country. Thank you Rebecca for giving voice to such a terrible disease. You’re research and ability to create a story like this...PRICELESS.
A. Must. Read.