Monday, February 8, 2016

Book Review: The Last Night by Heather Kirchhoff

The Last Night


Heather Kirchhoff


After Sarah Hill's boyfriend dies, everything changes. Caught up in her grief and desire to see him again, Sarah is challenged in moving on. She's sucked back into the world Sarah was in before they started dating-being invisible, bullied. She slowly begins to pull away from everyone, unable to do it anymore. Then one day her reality comes crashing down all around her, pushing Sarah to the edge...



I received a free ecopy of this book for participating in the blog tour. It was a really quick read and I read it in about 3 days (which is really rare for me)

Holy cow, the feels in this book. I knew that going in, but it was still heart wrenching. The reader is dumped right into the lap of Sarah's grief right after her boyfriend commits suicide. Her family doesn't seem very supportive either. For awhile, it looks like the only person who truly understands is her kid brother, which made me tear up a bit. 

I'll warn you, the subject matter in this gets a little dark and if you don't take the book in the right context it can be kind of a downer at times. But I honestly think Sarah goes through some feelings that cross through a lot of people at one point or another in their lives. She doesn't deal with them perfectly, but this is a beautiful story if you like to read about someone overcoming tragedy. It's a little slow (as is the norm with this genre) and it will make you sad and even angry sometimes, but the ending leaves you with a nice surprise. 

4 stars
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