These short novella’s have affected my world in such a profound way, I am always at a loss for words to write my reviews up… like now. I want to write so much more for this review but I feel that no matter what I could possibly put into word will express how I feel. When I read, I look for an escape, a way to leave reality behind, a world away from home, so to speak. When people ask for a recommendation I usually give one based on that, but if I could recommend a book that would really make them think, one that would make them feel on a human level, this would make the top of my list. I hope it gives you the same “feels” that is has me.
Once again, Gianna hits you right in the gut with Aron’s story. This story, like Dimah’s, held such a special place in my heart. I was transported into a world that opened my eyes to the realities of those who are left behind by the horrible addictions that tear families apart. This also struck a nerve in me, a reminder of what truly matters in this world, and that even when you are the one standing strong in the storm you will fall short, but as long as you get back up and fight back stronger from it, there will be a new power that courses through you. Selflessness, humility, the understanding of true sacrifice, as well as peace and an encompassing love of those who are worthy of the gift you provide. Getting to have Aron’s story after we met Dimah in Not the End, makes the effort he puts towards his relationship with her that much more incredible.
Even with such a short read, it packs a whalop of a punch, and you can’t help but feel each emotion that flows through Aron. I could go on and on about what this story means to me, but I’ll keep it simple, thank you Gianna for such a powerful read.