“Stop being alive, and start living.”
I honestly wasn’t sure what to make of this book when I started. Here we have this poor girl who is completely lost in the world, I mean completely lost. And she’s reached a point of desperation that most of us can’t even understand. Enter our hero… or antihero? King is not the guy that she probably envisioned when she was a little girl to be her husband. But situations change. Circumstances change. And sometimes the most unlikely of characters rise to the occasion.
There were so many things about this book that I absolutely loved. I mean first of all Preppy, hello? He was just wonderful completely endearing and definitely nuts. Preppy was that character that you absolutely love and had no idea why. And his relationship with King definitely made you feel compassion and empathy where you may not otherwise. As for our heroine, she was tough; had a lot of spunk. And you had to love her moxie considering all of her issues.
My biggest complaint was that I had no idea where the story was going. And I guess that can’t really be a complaint because I was happy to be along for the ride. The book kept going and going and as I was reaching the end I was worried that it was all going to be tied up too quickly but it ended on a cliffhanger and I was fine with that. This story is too big for just one book.
“I found myself again in the most unlikely place. I’d found myself again in the haunted eyes of a girl who was just as lost as I was. Or maybe, we didn’t find each other at all. Maybe, we just decided to be lost together.”
I was heartbroken for the heroine. I was heartbroken for King and for preppy, but the book still made me laugh and I never lost hope; not with these characters. There are a lot of moving pieces in this book, but I think that we’re going to get all of the answers in the next book.
I gave King 4 stars and pair it with a Runaway Train
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