REVIEW: If There Was No Tomorrow // lots of kleenex needed + devastatingly beautiful // #humboldtstrong

A more suitable title would be “If there Was (were) No More Tears for Me to Cry Tomorrow”

Haha my grammar tho. Back to the book: this has GOT to be one of the best and worst reading moments for me during my 1000 year of life. Yes I’m older than Yoda – don’t judge.

I haven’t done a book review in awhile – I know I said that I was going to do one in my February wrap-up, but you know me and I never stick to my promises *cries* Though I promise that this one is definitely going to be better than that ‘would-be’ post. I don’t want to spoil too much for you right now  so I’ll just shut up right now and stay quiet until later

Hopefully I can polish up my book reviewing skills aka I haven’t done this in forever *dances away*

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Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She’s ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications, and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic—one of opportunities and chances.

Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.

Now Lena isn’t looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened.

For what she let happen.

With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when she and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?

(click on the cover to go to Goodreads!!)

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what i liked

  • talks about grief

I feel like grief is such a touchy topic for us humans, but we need to start being more open about it. This book, to me did a FANTASTIC job of demonstrating the real side of grief, and dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Also I absolutely loved how the author portrayed counselling – media nowadays often show anything that has to do with mental health “bad”. It showed the REAL side of counselling – in some point of our lives, we’re going to need help in that department, and that’s totally normal. So, overall, LOVE the #real portrayal

  • DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE

This doesn’t need explaining.

  • Armentrout’s writing style

Okay any YA (strictly YA I am PG-13 thank you kindly) by Armentrout I HAVE TO READ. I love how she carries on the story-line and how one event moves on to another and just OMG I NEED MORE OF HER WRITING

  • um… childhood friendship turn into relationship??

I really don’t know why but I have a soft spot for when childhood friends eventually find out they have “feelings” for each other, they face obstacles, and then finally they have a relationship?? I mean, hello Detective Conan *screams because it hasn’t happened yet* WHY IT’S KILLING ME

okay I need to rant about this later in another post or else this will be a whole speech

  • I. LITERALLY. ALMOST. CRIED. 

You probably already know by now that I hardly ever cry. THIS ONE I ALMOST DIED ON THE INSIDE.

Story time: I was at the airport, waiting for a 12 hour flight, so I was reading this on my laptop as an eBook. I was just sitting there, and then my PRECIOUS POTATO HEART broke and it CRIED and I ALMOST CRIED REAL POTATO SHAPED TEARS.

THIS. BROKE. ME.

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hence the all caps.

what i disliked

  • too fluffy??

‘Kay I DO NOT LIKE FLUFF expect if it’s Detective Conan I ship them to death I mean seriously?? Not everything has to be that much, and this is a YA book? Hu -looooo??

And that’s it. Basically.

fav quotes

“I knew I couldn’t go back and start a new beginning. I couldn’t rewrite the middle. All I could do was change tomorrow, as long as I had one.”

“I’m not leaving. You can get mad. You can get upset, but I’m staying right here, because whether you realize it or not, you shouldn’t be alone. I’m not going anywhere.”

“When people left you and they didn’t see you every day, they stopped wanting to see you. I, more than anyone, knew that was the truth.
Even if they said they loved you.”

“It lessened some of the suffocating weight I carried by finally opening up to a counselor.”

“You know what? Losing them is something I cannot even process right now. Hell if I ever will be able to. But losing you? I would never get over that.”

Even if we end up at different colleges. We’re not going to become strangers. That’s never going to happen to us. We’re always going to be friends. No matter what.”

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final thoughts

THIS. WAS. ABSOLUTELY. BEAUTIFUL.

I hereby give this book a lifetime membership for my favourite reads list. I don’t like the fluff, but I can just skip those chapters, right? #findsolutions I will definitely want to buy this book and add it to my too small of a bookshelf.

verdict

four and a half stars

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In the recent wake of events, when I saw the news, really, no words.

I send my prayers to the families of Humboldt Broncos team in Saskatchewan. Everyone’s hearts are with them. This is a terrible heartbreaking tragedy – one moment and it changes everything. I do believe though, even though there will be a long healing and recovery journey for all, both physically and emotionally, there’s nothing that you can’t do, and you will get through it.

#PutYourSticksOut

Also, a smol message to the Canadian truck driver:

I’m also sending my prayers to you. What happened that fateful day… it was NOT your fault. At all. You did not set out that day to kill 15 people – it was a terrible accident, but remember that again, it was not your fault. I’m sure that you are also questioning a lot of things right now, but we all know that you are not responsible for the tragedy, and you never have any kind of intention like that. Just like the other victims in this accident, you can, and will get through it too.

Up until I saw the news report, I realized, that life is so so precious, and that sometimes, one moment is what it all takes to change everything. Humboldt Broncos player Logan Boulet was taken off life support and he donated 6 organs to those who are in need. His life was cut too short, but he will always be remembered as a hero. Boulet has inspired so many people, in Canada and abroad, to take part in organ transplant, and when I have the ability to sign the form, I will do so too.

#PutYourSticksOut as a tribute to those who’s lives were cut too short, for the families and friends of the victims and injured, and for the Humboldt community.

#humboldtstrong
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Ryry @ OMGRyry – as promised:

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Love lots 🙂


let's take flight, shall we

Have you ever cried because of a book? Have you read this book before? If not, have I convinced you to give it a shot? *grins creepily* Which one was your favourite quote? Thoughts on what “life” really represents? Again: #PutYourSticksOut and #humboldtstrong                  Comment away lovelies 🌸*

forever yours, kimberly

*I’m currently obsessed with anything that has to do with sakura – a few months ago it was Winnie the Pooh gifs, and now it’s this… you’re going to see a LOT of sakura related things for awhile 😅

8 thoughts on “REVIEW: If There Was No Tomorrow // lots of kleenex needed + devastatingly beautiful // #humboldtstrong

  1. WHOOAAAHH was literally my expression when I saw the pic Kimberlyyyy 😍😍😍 Trees and flowers always fascinated me but that one is ughhh 😍 I literally am mind-blown 🤯 BTW! You’ve finally found a book you loved and I’m so happy about that 🙂 Yes, I have almost cried because of a book and I don’t know if that counts (Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay) and I LOVE it when a book BREAKS me. So yeah, you’ve convinced me to read this book 😊 I LOVED the 3rd and last quote because I can relate lol *coughs* sml 💕

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      • It’s not actually a the kind that will make you cry because it’s thriller/suspense but the ending is heart-wrenching in a way I can’t explain 😂 xx

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