Touching would best describe this book. Every word, action and scenario told is straight to the heart - from the grief, anger, love and denial every emotion written on this book feels so raw. It feels like its clawing its way on me. The first chapters are all so emotionally gripping, it’s hard to explain but what happened to Jake really did take quite an impact. I know before hand that something unfortunate would happen to Jake but I was surprised by the powerful way it was told.When it comes to love and life, it's not about the player, it’s about the game.
Jake Nelson is what a typical High school asshole/doucebag is all about.
But he was taken away by a certain event, but he left a two carat platinum setting ring.
Now, the search for the owner of the ring is up to Noah.
Would he be ready for the things that he might find out or would he be disappointed that the friend that he used to know is not really the kind of friend that everyone thinks that he is.
Losing Jake and spending time with the preacher's daughter, Maddie opens up not only doors but a lot of windows for Noah. (I don't know what's with me but whenever I encounter a preacher's daughter it reminds me of Jamie Sullivan from A Walk To Remember)
. Anyhow, the story is mainly about looking for the ring owner but beyond that it’s also about a journey to self discovery not only for Noah but to each and every character on this book. It is also about acceptance especially on Noah's part - acceptance over his mother's new find happiness with a guy and a baby to come, acceptance of his own father after years of not being able to communicate with him and mostly acceptance of losing someone so dear to your life.
Even though we didn’t get the chance to completely meet Jake but from the memories that Noah kept alive we get glimpses of his douchebag-ness and as weird as it may seem I wanted to meet that guy. I wanted to see how he handled the situation he was under. I wanted to see the guy that Maddie see as changed. I’m literally keeping my fingers crossed for the author to have a prequel to this story. ;) That last letter unhinged my tear dam!
Another fantastically, awesome and moving story from Katie Ashley! It's not the read I was expecting it to be. Happy! :)