May 19, 2014

The Last Forever.

Posted by Jenia. at 5/19/2014 06:25:00 PM
The Last Forever.
Deb Caletti.

 Publisher :Simon Pulse.
Publication Date:April 1,2014
Genre:YA Contemporary.
Format|Pages:Hardcover|320
 Source: Goodreads|Library.


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SUMMARY

Endings and beginnings sit so close to each other that it’s sometimes impossible to tell which is which. 

Nothing lasts forever, and no one gets that more than Tessa. After her mother died, it’s all she can do to keep her friends, her boyfriend, her happiness from slipping away. And then there’s her dad. He’s stuck in his own daze, and it’s so hard to feel like a family when their house no longer seems like a home. 

Her father’s solution? An impromptu road trip that lands them in a small coastal town at Tessa’s grandmother’s. Despite all the warmth and beauty there, Tessa can’t help but feel even more lost.

Enter Henry Lark. He understands the relationships that matter. And more importantly, he understands her. A secret stands between them, but Tessa’s willing to do anything to bring them together—because Henry may just be her one chance at forever. 
 
I knew that there was a reason that Deb Caletti became one of my favorite authors. It has been a while since I read a novel by Caletti, and once I read The Last Forever I was blown away. The book was magical. One of best books that deals with loss and grief. The novel was filled with so many emotions and I found myself being able to relate to Tess, since my grandmother died in February. I’m aware that not the same, but I felt the grief that she felt. Both cover and the title are what captured my attention when I came across it at library. The Last Forever, how can you not wonder what that could be about? I know that I did. Out of all her books that I read, this was my most favorite one. It was most captivating one, filled with so many different emotions. The most realistic novel I read this year. I wasn’t disappointed. 


Tess & Henry : Moment that two of them met at library, I knew that a bond between them formed right away. They had the most unique friendship and how the two of them became friends, trying to save plant. I loved how both of them stood by each other through it all. I know that Henry cared, loved Tess despite what she might thought after the secret came out. That was unexpected. Him and Elijah is last what I expected it, took me by surprise. Kind of like Tess. I believe that being around Henry, trying to save her plant, is what healed her, helped her move on. Henry helped her with that. I was sure two of them end up together, they had a special connection. I was sad they weren’t, but glad that they still remained close friends. It’s what made this book so realistic, it had and ending between two of them that was real. 


The Last Forever was unlike her other books and took me by surprise. I loved the fact about plants in beginning of each chapter, I learned about so many plants that I wasn’t aware. Enjoyed that this book was more about family, recover that love. It’s a type story that I can believe that could happen. I wasn’t too fond of her father at first, how he kept leaving her. I understand that he lost his wife, but it’s not an excuse to leave his daughter. The novel got me to tear up quite bit. Once I finished it, I found myself thinking about it afterwards. It’s a story that I will never forget. Worth every page.

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