The Light We Lost

I’m not sure where to begin, so lets start at the beginning. Lucy and Gabe are at Columbia University the day of the September 11th attacks. This harsh, cruel and catastrophic event catapults them into a thirteen year love story that has just as many lows as it does highs. Just when you think you know where the story is going, where you might end up with these characters, author Jill Santopolo switches it up on you. She rewrites the rules.

Maybe it’s the fact that I am a married woman who can look back on what her love life use to be or maybe it’s the thought of being able to love multiple people at once. But I felt connected to Lucy in so many ways. I could relate to her, to her questioning, to her resilience and persistence. I was able to put myself in her shoes and wonder what her husband thought about her, and her actions. Wonder if the love of her life thought about her.

I devoured this book! Read it in the mornings after I got out of the shower still wrapped in a towel, on my lunch breaks, before bed, at the dinner table. I couldn’t put it down. I wish I was part of an actual book club that met once a month because I would love to hear other people’s opinions on this. I would love to see if my husband had different thoughts about Lucy and Gabe’s story and how it all played out. I am being purposefully vague here because I don’t want to give away the beautiful details in this book. I want you to read it and enjoy it as much as I did and then come back and tell me everything you thought about it. Deal?

I will say this is one book where I was satisfied with the ending. It left me wanted to know more; biting at the bits for pieces of resolution. This book felt like gossip, the kind that sticks in your head for weeks. The kind that starts fights over dinner. This book left me with questions and thoughts that I will be mulling over for weeks. I will most likely read it again now that I know everything, and see if my opinions change.

In even better news. This book will be made into a movie!

To get the book before then head over to your local library or get it here.

What’s next on your reading list?

Besos! xoxo

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