You know when you read the blurb this book is gonna be a emotional journey! How could I not take a chance when you’ve got such interesting and catchy synopsis? I wouldn’t missed it and I flew.
Neena is dying 12 yo girl. When one of her letter searching desperately her father sent and published on craigslist, her life is gonna change for ever and for the best.
Paul and Clara; her parents had history; from enemies to friends then to lovers, Neena has to fulfill a gap of twelve years, to learn about how they met, fight, hate but mostly never cease to love each other. Not the distance could erase the connection, intense pull.
I really enjoyed how Neena got to know and understand them; through interviews.
Even with a super charged emotional story, It was really interesting to discover the main characters, peeling all the layers, feeling intensely each moment. It was breathtaking, written in a brilliant way without ever falling into pathos. Just what Paul and Clara felt, go through the stages of their daughter’s illness, until the end.
Paul and Clara … Not love at first sight thirteen years ago. When Clara inherited half part of Paul’s business, things were getting messy, troubled and it was definitely war. She was brave, fierce and a little uptight but she was determined to make their business a successful one even if she was bullied and disrespected by her employees. Until one moment where in their constant foreplay they became friends. Paul was not a man searching for a family and a white picket fence, just for his next thrill of adrenaline, and his growing attachment for Clara was scaring him to death and when things getting too intense for his heart, he ran away as usual.
Their past … A heartbroken past story with a trail of broken promises and fear of second chances.
Neena was truly my hero here. A wonderful example of strength, compassion and selflessness. Just admirable and the kid was sometimes the adult here. Aware of her limited time, she was living in the moment. Sometimes it was very hard, painful and as the story unfold, the slow path of her last time, last breath.
What brought them together was their unconditional love for their daughter, this story stirred so many emotions … I was holding until the end the ugly cries and when this time comes, I almost lost it. I am just mad to see how sometimes life can be unfair, but in those moments that you could find true happiness. Desperately seeking EPIC blew my mind, it was a hell of a jump and I enjoyed the drop to the fullest!
*** My rating ***