I enjoyed reading this book very much.
Altough I didn't like how one of the other parallel storylines ended up, I liked how the lives of various families and individuals intertwined themselves, basically around two people: Natalie and Tom.
I had the feeling their storyline was going to end the way it did, to be honest it was bound to, right?
So since I'm a sucker for happy endings I was all AWWs and giggles throughout the final part till the epilogue kicked in.
From now on this is going to be a little spoilery, 'cause I'm getting a little into detail. Please be warned.
I already stated that there was one thing in particular that I didn't like about the book. And it's how Lucy and Patrick's story ended up being disintegrated.
Lucy cheating on him was really really low of her. Considering her past with Will and how Patrick literally put together her pieces little by little, giving her the family she wanted, I see Lucy as a really cruel human being. I don't think she can be forgiven or granted some justification. Not even the fact that Patrick had been difficult to live with after he lost his job. Witnessing Patrick leaving their house scared that he might not see their children again was honestly painful to read.
Not even the fact that Natalie and Tom ended up together after their original and oddly inspiring alphabet game did good in cheering me up.
I don't know if it's because I'm a bit partial to the 'cheating' issue or for some other reason I can't quite understand just now.
Nonetheless, it was a good read, keeping me company during my hot summer days spent by the sea.
PS: Thank you, Jules, for lending it to me. I'll give it back asap, I promise!...Continua
Tom: I'm going to spend twenty-six days with you. See what I did there? That's the number of letters in the alphabet.
Tom: And, O cynical one, we're going to take turns to decide what to do on those days. Turn and turn around. I'll start, by the way, with A. You'll be B, I'll be C, you'll be D-
Natalie: I do know the alphabet, Tom.
Tom: Exactly. Shouldn't have any trouble, then, should you, thinking up things to do?
Natalie: And the point of this will be?
Tom: You're going to fall for me.