In this heartbreaking novel, you follow the Brennans as they navigate through their grief and anger in search of forgiveness. After their life is changed for forever, they will search for answers. What happened? Who’s to blame? Will they ever be able to recover?
“I’ve spent so long being afraid of love, because the last time I was in love, the man I loved only loved one part of me, but not all of me, and I thought love meant having to sacrifice a part of yourself.”
I appreciate every page of this story. It was heartbreaking, uplifting, and humorous; all of the things that make up life. It was such a real book. The events that occurred between Lauren and Ryan could happen to any of us.
What Susan Gloss did was give her readers a glimpse of all the tragedies that life can throw at you. The unfairness of age, illness, loss, death and even of love.
I loved the writing style of Swann Street; it was poetically hypnotic. Every page gave me a deeper and deeper understanding of what someone goes through while they battle this disease.
“It is what I have always loved about music. Not the sounds or the crowds or the good times as much as the words— the emotions, and the stories, the truth— that you can let flow right of your mouth.”
This novel served as lesson for me. It taught me that it is okay to be alone, it is okay to be different and most importantly it taught me to never lose the childlike wonder for the nature around us.
This story taught me countless lessons but it also left me wondering what I could do to become as tenacious as Evelyn Hugo. She was tough as nails and she wasn’t afraid of what life threw at her. Sure, she made some mistakes along the way but she persisted, she did not give up who she was.