21 de outubro de 2018
Another book I chose from an author who was new to me. And I loved my choice. Player was addictive. The plot, the scenes, the atmosphere were all so joyful, addictive, bright and full of life! It all revolves to music, and music does that to you.
Love is music. Life is music. This whole book was music.
The characters were their own instruments, and together they were simphony. It was addictive to read, just like a song that totally touches you.
Val was so relatable! She is that girl who chose to live kind of in the shadow. But at the same time, she had her own light. She was insecure and self-conscious, as much as she was fun and authentic. She saw mostly her flaws, but that made genuine and refreshing. She was real, with all her fears and sorrows, with all her wishes and desires.
"There are so many reasons why it's you, Val. Almost too many to count. Your smile. Your honesty. The way you say exactly what you think when you think it. Your laugh. But more than anything, it's how you make me feel. You make me want more than I gave. You make me want to be more than I am"
Sam (and I loved that is short for Samhir) was so (apparently) out of reach, but also so down to earth. Yeah, he started on the wrong foot (seriously, Sam! A bet???), but he wasn't a bad guy. He was an incredible guy who made a very wrong and stupid decision.
But he was so sweet and patient, he was funny and laid back, he was talented and close to perfection, bue he was never a jerk about it. He was what wishes are made of.
"I'd wished on every star and eyelash. Every eleven eleven and every dandelion. I'd wished for him before I knew I was wishing for him"
Their relationship didn't start in a conventional way (although it may be a little stupid to think there is a conventional way for that), but it sure grew and developed, in a crescendo, with all the right high notes, speending and slowing precisely. Their love was born, created by their notes, and they couldn't deny it, even if they tried (and they did).
"Years later, I'd look back and realize this was the moment I knew without knowing that I'd love her forever. Until the day that I died, I would love Val"
Their energy was something we don't see often, even on other great books. They were so full of chemistry and blissfulness. Whenever they played or danced, I felt alive, as if I was there myself feeling their rush and thrill.
They were a perfect melody, a flawless simphony.
"'You and I have become a fact. But I didn't know if I could give you what you needed, what you deserved. What I didn't realize was that I wouldn't have to try. Loving you is wasy. Giving you everything I am is my joy, my privilege. Making you happy is all I want, Val. Love is music. You are music, and I want to learn every song, every note'
'Then kiss me and make me sing'"
Another thing that I loved was the secondary characters. I loved both their familes, I loved Val's friends, I loved how they had each other's backs, how they empathized, how they protected but pushed them to risk, to jump.
They wrote their own song, but they weren't the only ones playing. There was a whole orchestra of loyal people playing along, and their melody was in no way near to the end.
"When I looked at her, all I saw were beginnings"