One Fish, Two Fish, Blue Fish, Lots of Fish.....
Isn't this cover just awesome!? I know we've talked about this before, and how you should never ever judge a book by it's cover...but I'm guilty once again. I had stumbled across this cover while scrolling through our #bookstagram and thought the fish just looked so real. And they do, right?
Anyway, upon doing some detective work to figure out more about this book I read a Goodreads summary that compared Sutherland's Our Chemical Hearts to Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park and John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. I wasn't a big fan of The Fault in Our Stars but I absolutely devoured Eleanor & Park, so I decided to give this book a chance, checking it out of my local public library.
This book is just...WOW. It has elements of tragedy, of grief, and of death as found in The Fault in Our Stars, but it also has an Eleanor and Park love story while giving the reader a glimpse into various family dynamics. This novel shows the struggle of finding balance with life and grief, as well as with daily responsibilities in conjunction with the larger picture that makes life actually worth living. This novel tells the story of love, of loss, of heartbreak, and of healing. It's also told from a male perspective, which makes it a great novel for both boys and girls to read. I don't want to tell you anything more, I just want you to read it.
So my dear For the Love of Dewey readers, I give you my rating of 5 out of 5 coffee beans!
Please add this book to your To-Read List!