The End Of Our Story by Meg Haston | Book Review

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The End Of Our Story by Meg Haston | Book ReviewThe End of Our Story by Meg Haston
Also by this author: Paperweight
Published by HarperCollins on April 4th 2017
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Social Themes, Emotions & Feelings, Dating & Sex, Physical & Emotional Abuse
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover, eARC
Source: Publisher
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ISBN: 9780062335791
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Every love story has a breaking point... From the author of Paperweight comes the star-crossed romance of two high school friends in a tale rife with deeply buried secrets and shocking revelations.
BEFORE: Bridge and Wil have been entangled in each other’s lives for years. Under the white-hot Florida sun, they went from kids daring each other to swim past the breakers to teenagers stealing kisses between classes. But when Bridge betrayed Wil during their junior year, she shattered his heart and their relationship along with it.
AFTER: When Wil’s family suffers a violent loss, and Bridge rushes back to Wil’s side. As they struggle to heal old wounds and start falling for each other all over again, Bridge and Wil discover just how much has changed in the past year. Though they once knew each other’s every secret, they aren’t the same people they used to be. Bridge can’t imagine life without Wil, but sometimes love isn’t enough. Can they find their way back to each other, or will this be the end of their story?

The End Of Our Story by Meg Haston happens to be another book that I just grabbed randomly to read. I am currently past my due date. So, in all honesty, I wanted to read a book that would hold my attention and that I could easily slip back into should I be interrupted. The cover of The End Of Our Story kept jumping out at me, and so, I decided to read this dual narrated book on a whim. I have to report, that was a pretty good life decision. This book sucked me in and I am happy to say I finished it before birthing my child or even going into labor.

The End Of Our Story is basically about a break up, or at least it begins with a break up between Wil and Bridge. However, we find out that they have been best friends for a very long time before dating. Tragedy strikes and there is a murder. The storylines are in dual times. Bridget’s story line takes place during and after the murder.

Wil’s leads up to it and then goes on for a bit after. We see the two eventually make their way back to each other, with obstacles in the way. There are also secrets that will be revealed and unraveled. We learn that not everyone is as they seem and sometimes that outer face is much, much different from the behind closed doors face.

Bridge has made some bad life choices, which certainly lead to her break up with Wil. She tried doing everything to get him to talk to her and forgive her, but he told her to stop and so she did. While at the story, she runs into Wil’s dad who tries to convince her to make up with Wil. Also, she runs into Wil and his new girlfriend. Tragedy strikes that night. And so, the story in Bridge’s timeline is about overcoming grief and overcoming mistakes to find her way back to Wil. At the same time though, she’s just trying to graduate high school and move on to her eventual future at the University of Miami.

Wil wants a simple kind of life, or so he believes. After all, most of his class will go on to college, but he will restore boats as part of the family business. When a series of traumatic events happens in Wil’s life, he has some bigger choices to make. His perceptions of a certain person are ruined.

Eventually, though, something big and large happens. It’s here that Wil needs to decide the direction of his life as well as that of his mother’s. I have to say that Wil’s portions of this book were heartbreaking. Also, they are not all that easy to get through, because they were quite sad. The disillusionment is very strong, and also very well written.

I think if you’re looking for a contemporary with serious themes, Meg Haston has got you covered with The End Of Our Story. There’s murder, break ups, domestic violence and more. At times, it is tough to read, but I thought it was well worth it in the end. Haston does a superb job with character development and also with writing an ending that had me completely satisfied.

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April is 28 years old and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. In her free time she can be found reading, working out, or eating junk food. She often wears her sunglasses at night.

Comments

  1. I’ll definitely have to check this book out further! Thanks for introducing it to me, and for an awesome review!

    I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

  2. I adore that cover! I love contemp, and I like reading about relationships and how they work, I find that infinitely interesting. 🙂 Glad that this one clicked with you! I’ll have to pick this one up sometime. Thanks for the review!
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