The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo



Okay, I don’t read reviews before I read books. I like to make my own conclusions about books. Don’t get me wrong, I do glance at the star count.

Anyways, I don’t like to get spoiled, even by accident. I didn’t really know what this was about but saw that it was the book featured on Reese Witherspoon’s book club.

I picked up this morning and could not put it down. I got through it rather quickly because I was just so into the story.

This book reads as one big, long love letter. As soon as, I got through the first chapter, I knew that this was going to be sad. There is a lot of foreshadowing.

If you are the type of person that believes that there is only ONE person for you in the whole entire world, to be your “One and Only,” you won’t like this. IF you are the type of person that doesn’t believe that, you would like this. I think there’s many people who you could love and be happy with. Maybe it’s different choices you make that lead you to different people. Regardless, I feel like there could be many people out there for you, not just one.

This about two people and how they fell in love and how choices they make change their life. When you can’t let go of your first love. When you constantly wonder what if’s. All these choices they make that drastically change their course to and apart from each other. It makes you wonder about all the roads you choose and if it’s fate or just your choice.

“Love does that. It makes you feel infinite and invincible, like the whole world is open to you, anything is achievable.”  – I loved this quote. 

She does a great job of grabbing you and immersing you into the story. She shines a light on how you never forget your first love.


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