Jan 13, 2020

The Light We Lost.

the light we lost.
jill santopolo.

Publisher  G.P Putnman's Sons.
Publication Date:May 9,2017.
Genre: YA Romance.
Format|Pages: EBook|328.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


He was the first person to inspire her, to move her, to truly understand her. Was he meant to be the last?

Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can make her decision, she must start her story—their story—at the very beginning.

Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated—perhaps they’ll find life’s meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other’s hearts. 

Once again, a book that messed with my emotions. I do not even know how to begin to write a review for this book. I feel as if my heart has been broken into thousand pieces, THE LIGHT WE LOST is one of the most emotional, heart-wrenching books that I have read. When I came across the book, I did not know what to expect since I never read anything by the author before. The cover, the title is what captured my attention for this book, and once I read the summary, I put the book to my list. THE LIGHT WE LOST is one of those books that you will be thinking long after turning the last page. It had me wishing that I picked up the book sooner than I had. Some parts almost had me put the book down because of how emotional it got but I kept on going, wanting to see what happens, how it ends. It is a book that no matter how sad it gets, you keep on reading, even if it gets you emotional in the end. I don’t think that I can honestly explain all of my emotions through this book.

The way that the book was written, it was different, and it has been a while that I read book from 2nd person of view. It was different and it worked with this story well. I feel as if that way Lucy was actually talking with her readers, engaging with them more. I found it very interesting to read, feeling as I could relate with the character more, feeling, thinking what she was. I did think that there were some parts of the story that were a bit slow, dragged on but most of the book; I could not pull myself away. I did however, feel as if Lucy and Gabe's relationship moved a bit too fast; it did not feel realistic to me. However, I did love the relationship between the two of them; it was clear how much the two of them loved each other. I was sad when the two of them went their separate ways, I felt as if my heart was broken like Lucy’s. I was rooting for Lucy and Gabe find their way back to each other, even when she was with Darren. Lucy belonged with Gabe, not Darren and I was hoping that two of them would end up together towards the end.

Darren, I had mixed feelings about this character. There were moments where he was charming to Lucy and I really liked him, and then there were moments that I did not. I hated when Darren made Lucy doubt herself or how he tried to convince her to quit her job and stay home with the kids. I felt as if he did not take her career seriously, as if he did not take her seriously sometimes. I know that he did not love her, not the way that Gabe loved her, who accepted and supported her. That is one of the reasons that I did not like the ending of the book, it was not the ending that I was expecting. My heart broke for the two of them. After everything that the two of them went through, this is how it ends? THE LIGHT WE LOST is so much more than a love story. It’s a story about friendships, family and choices. A highly recommended book, a story that will capture your heart and stay with you.


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