Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Review - The Last Forever by Deb Caletti

Title: The Last Forever
Author: Deb Caletti
Pages: 320
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: 1st April 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

Endings and beginnings sit so close to each other that it’s sometimes impossible to tell which is which.

Nothing lasts forever, and no one gets that more than Tessa. After her mother died, it’s all she can do to keep her friends, her boyfriend, her happiness from slipping away. And then there’s her dad. He’s stuck in his own daze, and it’s so hard to feel like a family when their house no longer seems like a home.

Her father’s solution? An impromptu road trip that lands them in a small coastal town at Tessa’s grandmother’s. Despite all the warmth and beauty there, Tessa can’t help but feel even more lost.

Enter Henry Lark. He understands the relationships that matter. And more importantly, he understands her. A secret stands between them, but Tessa’s willing to do anything to bring them together—because Henry may just be her one chance at forever.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via Edelweiss in exchange for a honest review. Thanks to Simon Pulse and Deb Caletti*

3/5 stars

Tessa's life is turned upside down when her mother dies. Her father suggests an out of the blue road trip and she agrees, albeit reluctantly. The road trip ends at a small coastal town where her estranged grandmother lives. Then Tessa meets Henry Lark who she takes an immediate liking to. Despite his outward perfectness Henry has a secret, one that just might ruin the forever that Tessa had been hoping for.
Throughout all this Tessa struggles to keep a plant, the last pixiebell, a family heirloom and supposedly the last of its kind, alive. 

This is an emotional story about beginnings and endings. The characters were relatable, likeable and I really felt for Tessa as she struggled through her grief without her father who was too absorbed in his own sorrow to help her.
The Last Forever is unique and well written. It took me a while to get into this book but once I did I enjoyed it.