by Cath Crowley
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Genre: Young Adult (YA), Aus Lit
Release date: August 30th, 2016
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Sometimes you need the poets.
This is a love story.
It's the story of Howling Books, where readers write letters to strangers, to lovers, to poets.
It's the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. They were best friends once, before Rachel moved to the sea.
Now, she's back, working at the bookstore, grieving for her brother Cal and looking for the future in the books people love, and the words they leave behind.
Fact 1: Cath Crowley makes simple sentences so poignant and beautiful it hurts.
Fact 2: I basically cried reading from halfway through until the end, no joke.
Fam, you should know that a couple of nights ago I have been brutally murdered by a book. I am writing this to you from my grave.
I'm tempted to end this review right here because yes, that's basically it. That's what I felt by the time I reached the end of the book--like being stabbed repeatedly. Now I don't have the firsthand experience of being stabbed repeatedly (and hopefully never will) but I reckon it might be somewhat similar. So painful.
I love it.
I love it.
I am jumping-on-the-couch loving it so hard oh my
if I were a more eloquent writer I could probably have found better, more fulfilling words to describe how I truly feel about this book beyond I love it, because right now they are not enough.
Where do I start?
Or better yet--how do I make this coherent?