When I first read the description of this novel, I thought it may be too morbid for my liking. But then I realized that the best books (and apparently most of my favorites) involve some type of death. (I'll let the psychology majors go crazy on that one). So, I opened my heart and mind and jumped in. Like Aristotle and Dante, I am so glad that I did.
The synopsis is that a girl writes letters to singers (and one pilot) who died young as a means of coping with the loss of her sister. A true novel of self discovery, I was moved by the writer's words, wit, and wisdom. I actually stayed up until 3:30 am to finish this book. It was that good. I recommended the book to my husband (who is.not a reader) and to another musician friend because I think this would be a wonderful inspiration to pen a few majestic lyrics.Not a poet or musician by any means, I was able to pen a few myself. (In my private journal, that I will share with no one. Ever. Except maybe my children when I'm old and gray so that they may get a sneak peek into the world that was their mother's).
My favorite quote from the book, that literally made me stop pedaling on the exercise bike (my favorite place to read due to the lack of disruptions by young children asking for a snack):
"When we are in love, we are both completely in danger and completely saved."
Ponder the truth on that for a minute... then go download, check out, or buy this book.