The End of Our Story

This book was heavy on the angst and the sadness. I don’t think either Wil’s or Bridge’s actions are excusable. I would’ve cared more for the connection between Bridge and Wil if we got more context and flashbacks from their childhood. I felt like we spent too much time in the present to appreciate their history. The fact that they got together at a party felt pretty cheap (although I did like that they fancied each other).

Synopsis

Meg Haston’s romantic and thrilling new YA novel explores a star-crossed high school relationship in a tale rife with deeply buried secrets and shocking revelations.

Bridge and Wil have been entangled in each other’s lives for years. Under the white-hot Florida sun, they went from kids daring each other to swim past the breakers to teenagers stealing kisses between classes. But when Bridge betrayed Wil during their junior year, she shattered his heart and their relationship along with it.

Then Wil’s family suffers a violent loss, and Bridge rushes back to Wil’s side. As they struggle to heal old wounds and start falling for each other all over again, Bridge and Wil discover just how much has changed in the past year. As the fierce current of tragedy threatens to pull them under, they must learn how to swim on their own—or risk drowning together.

Review

This book was heavy on the angst and the sadness. I don’t think either Wil’s or Bridge’s actions are excusable. I would’ve cared more for the connection between Bridge and Wil if we got more context and flashbacks from their childhood. I felt like we spent too much time in the present to appreciate their history. The fact that they got together at a party felt pretty cheap (although I did like that they fancied each other).

It’s kind of sad to think that they’re a forever kind of thing because their world is so small. How many people lead simple lives where they live happily ever after with their childhood sweetheart? I kinda want Bridge to go to college and find her whole world open up.

Domestic violence is not an easy topic, and I’m glad it was brought up the way it was. I could smell the “secret” a mile away, but eagerly anticipated the fallout. It didn’t quite deliver.

Related Reading

  • The Problem with Forever – Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Where the Stars Still Shine – Trish Doller
  • After the Fall – Kate Hart

Rating: 2/5

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