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Things We Never Said

Things We Never Said

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All The Things We Never Said is freaking fantastic - do yourselves a favour and add it to your tbr NOWWWW! I found the ending to be a very strong one where it guides the reader to "see" what was going to happen next.

Cara is disabled from an accident that she believes she caused. She believes she "k**led" her dad. You can imagine how the burden of this and the disability itself might affect a person. The author wrote her point of view so well. I could feel the anger in her. I'm not disabled nor have I ever been so I can't say how realistic this in real life but I could imagine it very realistically so kudos to the author. Sean’s neighbour and family friend Maggie was a big support to Sean and his daughter during their grieving period, but she was very unsure about the validity of the cassettes and was worried that Sean was placing too much importance on them. I think they helped him through his grief. At one point in the book Cara, a wheelchair user and one of the three main characters, has this to say about it: Olivia. Oh my Olivia. Everything in her story was so true. Her thoughts"Who would believe me a lowly girl over a lawyer". This is so common! Read Marilyn Monroe's story, who would believe her over a grown respectable man. I wish this was talked about more, so we could bring light that it is SO SO important to listen to the victim to tell girls we believe you we love you and we protect you. The author handled this issue so well, and thank you so much for the ending. Olivia deserved it, we deserved a happy ending for her. I HOPE THAT RASCAL GOES TO HELL.This book is something else. It's a really strong story intertwined with mental illnesses, physical disability, sexual abuse and all of that wrapped in a suicidal pact of three completely different girls with completely different problems. I first read Yasmin’s short story in A Change is Gonna Come and really loved it so I was really looking forward to reading her debut book. So I knew as soon as I heard about this book that I would love it and it did not disappoint! Co jsme si nikdy neřekli, je titulem, který má rozhodně co předat a moc mile mě překvapil a zasáhl. Je to přesně to a ještě víc, co bych si přála od povedené youngadultovky s velkým přesahem🙏🏻 It’s a very moving story about grief and a man’s struggle to get through while maintaining his relationships with his daughter, family and friends. While he listens to the cassettes he also reflects on his own life and makes changes to his current life. We get 3 POV in the book. It is a much needed POV. It shows even though we all go through something different, we deal with it different, the depression, anxiety, demons in our head, suicidal thoughts and everything but in a way all of it feels the same. We get different personality from 3 POV, with culture differences, different issues from depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, grief but they all share a common suicidal thoughts.

It's an interesting concept and all three girls personalities were so different and yet worked well as they grew together. It's also super diverse. Mehreen, arguably the main character of the three, is a British Muslim with anxiety and depression. There's also a wheelchair user and a survivor of sexual assault. it's all about the power of friendship between them, about love and grief and healing, and it really shows just how much strength it takes to fight with yourself every day and keep going. Overall, I highly recommend this book. It is a sweet, warm and moving story about love, loss, grief, change and happiness. It keeps you well entertained with it’s many revelations along the way. Anxiety and depression are illnesses, right? Not everyone accepts that, but it's scientifically correct. So anxiety is making you feel like this and depression is making you want to do this. The thing with mental illness is that it dominates your mind, pushes out everything that was originally there. So you could argue that it's not you making this decision, it's the anxiety and depression. Or your 'Chaos'." I really connected emotionally with this story and these characters. There were times that the story was uplifting and other times that were actually amusing. The story shares how both a father and daughter can come to terms with the loss of a wife and mother in very different ways. A brave and moving story about how much can be lost and what happens next. A compelling and impressive debut’The very important thing I learned about this book is don’t be scared to voice out. Just find your voice. Be brave and do what you gotta do. Things We Never Said’ consists of ‘snapshots’ which move smoothly from when Sean met Catherine in Margate, to when April was born in Wolverhampton, and then to the present time. Right from the first ‘snapshot’ I was in tears and thought the novel might be depressing but I needn’t have worried. As I continued reading I became involved in their life together, their friends and family, and the descriptions were so vivid I felt as if I knew Sean and was there with him.

This book was rlly good. The characters were all lovely, the rep was excellent and the plot was gripping. I liked the diversity of all the characters and their issues, and not just the main characters but their families too. El libro, en apariencia simple porque muchas de las cosas que en él aparecen son previsibles, es una bomba de emociones. No porque trata un tema peliagudo como la muerte, sino porque su eje central es sencillamente el amor. Y el amor no necesita artificios, ni grandes reflexiones filosóficas. El amor solo necesita la crónica de la vida diaria. Y así lo expone el escritor. No adorna nada, solo narra la vida de dos seres humanos que se quisieron con sus errores y sus aciertos. Sobrecogedor, sencillo, directo.

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In the present day, Jonathan is grieving after the loss of his father. A cold, distant man, he was not easy to love, but at least while he lived there was hope for reconciliation. Then a detective turns up on Jonathan’s doorstep to question him about crimes he believes Jonathan’s father may have committed long ago… Written similarly to 13 reasons why, and p.s. I love you, I was expecting something more;whether it was more excitement and drama, heartbreak and tragedy or a more heartfelt, beautiful love story and unfortunately I got neither. What is it like traveling without sight? On the road to a memorial party a man tries to come to terms with grief as well as navigate the world as a blind person. One of my favourite things about this was the depiction of anxiety. Mehreen is incredibly anxious and she calls this anxiety ‘chaos’. Very few authors have truly managed to accurately capture those intrusive thoughts that come hand in hand with anxiety. How loud and deafening they can be and how you know it’s anxiety, you know it isn’t ‘real’ per say, and yet, you can’t ever truly shut that voice off. I also really loved the importance of religion to Mehreen as a coping mechanism. So yeah, I really connected with Mehreen and I can’t even imagine how important that sort of rep is for Muslim and South Asian readers.

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