My Review: 5/5
'If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it's coming, and it will hurt. But you'll be able to prepare.'
I HATE IT, I HATE IT, I HATE IT! I hate the fact this story is so beautiful and I will hung up to it forever. I hate the fact that this is emotionally and brutally captivating.
Definitely one of the most touching stories I have read. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. A story flawed and fractured, crazy and cracked, and most of all, a love story that teaches you about love, loss and forgiveness. Not often, I read the books and I am drawn to the story and virtually attached to every emotion. Not often I feel like I should have written this story. This is the book everyone should read, acknowledge and appreciate. Existence of novels like this makes life even more beautiful. So Ladies and Gentleman, Brace yourself, keep the tissues nearby and get ready for a very emotional but worth crying story.
''Sometimes you can choose, you know.''
''What?'' I asked
''Sometimes you can choose. Most people choose to stay. It's beautiful here.''
''Did you choose to stay?''
''Sometimes you can choose. Sometimes you can't.''
Georgia was warned since her early age by her parents about Moses. They say he is a troubled child who was found in the laundry basket. Just like when people want to do something they are told not to do, Georgia sees him as a challenge and soon finds herself working her way into his heart.
'I’m a very ordinary girl, Moses. I know that I am. And I always will be. I can’t paint. I don’t know who Vermeer is, or Manet for that matter. But if you think ordinary can be beautiful, that gives me hope.'
Moses has a special talent that nobody can understand or figure out. He paints the image that comes to his mind involuntarily. The interesting thing is, the images he paints are related to real life incidents even though he is unaware of them. Due to this, he attracts lots of unnecessary problems, which eventually messes his relationship with Georgia.
'I slipped Georgia's letter beneath my mattress where I wouldn't have to see it, where I wouldn't have to feel it, where I wouldn't have to acknowledge it.'
Georgia tries her best to bring him love her or acknowledge their love but at the end, she had to let him go, which as a result creates a huge void in her life.
'But mostly I felt afraid and unequipped to tackle the days ahead, still unable to completely give up on Moses Wright. Mom had taken one look at the head and sighed. And I settled in for a long wait.
When we told my dad, he was the one who melted my mother's heart. He stood and walked over to me and pulled me up into his arms. And my mother cried. That's when I knew it was going to be all right and that's when I gave up on Moses coming back.'
Later on, when fate brings them back together again, I couldn't help but wondered how I might have reacted if I were her. I ached for Georgia, her love for Moses and the time she lost waiting for him. I ached for the fact it was such an emotional reunion. Even though I wanted to scream 'Why Moses Why?', I knew it was not his fault. It is a heart-breaking union, heart-breaking break up and eventually heart-breaking reunion. I loved every part of it. Moses' desire for Georgia and Georgia's love for Moses. The strength Moses needed to fight the society and the strength Georgia needed to withstand the departure of Moses. The way Georgia plays with horses and the way Moses paints. The way Georgia longs for Moses and the way Moses tries to avoid her only to get drawn back to her again. It’s absolutely beautiful.
'If you don’t love, then nobody gets hurt. It’s easy to leave. It’s easy to lose. It’s easy to let go.'
'THE FIRST FEW WORDS of every story are always the hardest to write. It’s almost as if pulling them out, putting them on paper, commits you to seeing it all through. As if once you start, you are required to finish. And how do you finish when some things never end?' (PLEASE GIVE ME PART 2!!!!)