Della has been put through the ringer but comes out a survivor. She does continually battle her demons and has doubts about herself. This makes her more human and real because a lot of people can relate to this. Despite this, Della continues to strive and live life as best as she can. There were times however where I was miffed with her behaviour. I had to remind myself that she is only 22. But with her life experiences, you would have thought she would be a bit more mature. She was selfish at times and naive especially when it came to Theo. Theodore is amazing. He is a rock, a constant for Della. But he knows when to give her space. He helps her flourish and at the same time calls her out when she tries to lie even to herself. He is a man of integrity and honour. Yes he has feelings for Della but he puts her well being before his needs. He thinks about the consequences and wants to protect her because of the hurt she has already experienced. I just love him for that.
What I also liked about this story was the importance of remembering how a person isn't going to be cured of their past. There will always be a battle, a constant need to fight because demons will haunt you but people will also try to bring you down. But you can't let negativity dictate your life. Words are powerful and can be both positive and negative forces in a person's life. That means people should be careful with their words. You never know where a person is on their journey in life and what struggles they are facing. I would have liked a little bit more angst in the story and some more tension but that's just a minor thing.
Overall, this story was a wonderful tale that leaves the reader with a sense of hope. I thought the cover was beautiful when I first saw it but it gains more significance and meaning once you read the story. You can survive the worst as long as you remember to live for yourself and not the expectations of others.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2899 KB
- Print Length: 363 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B086SC3BWY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 4 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,885 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)