Friday, August 21, 2009

review and tour: how it ends by laura wiess

How It Ends is too, too sad. Teenaged Hanna has a close bond with her next door neighbors who have been like grandparents to her through the years. Now that she’s older, she wants to be with people her own age and doesn’t make as much time for them. But the neighbors, Helen and Lon, aren’t doing so well; both have health problems and need medications in excess of their insurance. While Hanna tries to make things work with her crush, Helen slips deeper into Parkinson’s hell. It’s too late for Helen to give Hanna advice, but she has left the truth of her life story—a story she had completely re-spun into a fairy tale—for Hanna to hear.

The amazingly well-written story of How It Ends and the book within the book (also called How It Ends) had me in tears more than I would like to admit. Another thing I’d really rather not admit is how much I recognize Hanna. Sometimes book characters are incredibly relatable and Hanna is one of them. Even when she made bad choices, I understood why she would make them. I cheered for her when something made her happy and had my heart break when hers did.
5/5

These are the other blogs participating in this tour:
Book Soulmates
A Journey of Books
Just Jennifer Reading
Debbie’s World of Books
All About {n}
Chick with Books
Bookin’ with Bingo
Starting Fresh
Booksie’s Blog
Readaholic
Blog Business World
Books and Needlepoint
Bella’s Novella
Frugal Plus
Eclectic Book Lover
My Own Little Corner of the World
Chick Loves Lit
Poisoned Rationality
So Many Books, So Little Time
Beth’s Book Review Blog
Park Avenue Princess
Half Deserted Streets
Power in the Blog
Metroreader
Crazy for Books
Angieville

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow! I really want to read this book. It sounds so good. I'm glad you liked it. :D

    ~Marie

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