First I feel I should say congratulations to Molly on the birth of her adorable daughter. But I really wanted to start this review with a string of profanities towards her. Because I feel like she deserves that for what she put me through for the last 24 hours. I read this alongside a friend, and I would love to put parts of our conversation along with this. But I can’t. Because there are strings of profanities. But what I will say is the rollercoaster is amazing. Twist and turns you don’t expect. The highs and lows you do and some that you don’t. Just by reading the blurb, you know what to expect. Or at least you think you do. And what you expect happens but there is so much more.
This is a book that you absorb. I was seriously done within 24 hours. And that included sleeping, running kids around and then in order to finish, hiding in the bathroom, sitting on the floor. And while I’ve read a lot of books faster, this one wasn’t slow enough. You sit and you read and then you get to the end and think, what the hell did Molly just put me through. I think I felt almost every single emotion you can. And then it was over. And I cried. I seriously cried when I finished, while sitting on the bathroom floor.
After 3 paragraphs, I just realized I got so into writing this, I never told you about the characters. You have Grey. Grey goes through the most awful thing you could think of right before her wedding. And you have Jagger. Grey’s best friend. The man that picks her up, and helps her to move forward in life, even after they both suffered the tragedy. I don’t know how to describe these characters to you. Or even their stories. Their stories are so interconnected. They’ve been best friends since they were 9, along with Ben. Then, right before Ben and Grey were to be married, Ben dies. And they are left behind. This isn’t the story of two best friends that suffer a tragedy and fall in love. It really isn’t that story. Its so much more. So so much more.
Letting Go is Molly’s best book to date. It put me through so much emotionally. So many things happened that I didn’t expect. I speculated with my friend but it went so much farther than what we even speculated. Thank you Molly for this incredible book. I didn’t know exactly what to expect when I picked it up. But I wasn’t expecting what happened. Thank you for making me cry when I finished. It shows how awesome a writer you are that my emotions were so all over the place while reading it, I cried when it was over. And thank you for inspiring my next tattoo.
“Letting go doesn’t mean forgetting. It’s accepting, forgiving and being emotionally ready to keep moving.”