“It was as if, in that moment, the world didn’t make sense anymore–everything was upside down and inside out.”
“He tasted like heartbreak and hope, and my skin lit up with a thousand heat spots.”
“It’s a choice–to wallow in despair or to acknowledge what can still bring happiness to my life. And I’m choosing to live despite the heartache.”
“I’ve said it once before that looking at him was like waking up, and it had never been truer than in that moment.”
The Weight of Life was one of my most anticipated reads for 2017. So, when I got my greedy little hands on it, it should come to no surprise that I just devoured this book.
The Weight of Life is one of the most incredible and heartwarming story that I’ve read so far this year. The writing is brilliant and flows so easily. The characters are real, flawed and perfectly imperfect. The story-line so moving, leaving you with all the feels. For me, it was complete and utter perfection. The pain, heartache and love so real, it felt as though they were my very own emotions.
The Weight of Life isn’t just a love story. It is a story of second chances and grief. It is a story about guilt and regrets. It is a story of hope and the strength to pick yourself back up again and finally move on. Most importantly, it is a story about life and the decisions we make along the way, and taking a chance when fate provides you with a second chance.
This story was incredibly beautiful to me and moved me to tears many times. The Weight of Life is a truly special read, one that will forever be ingrained into my heart. Whitney Barbetti has once again slayed me with her beautiful words and impeccable storytelling. I am completely, 100% speechless and blown away.