Book Summary: Can love really heal all things? If Sam Carroll hadn't shown up, she might have been able to get to her mother in time. Instead, Allie Everly finds herself at a funeral, mourning the loss of her beloved mother. She is dealt another blow when, a few hours later, she is sent from Tennessee to Maine to become the daughter of Miss Beatrice Lovell, a prim woman with a faith Allie cannot accept. Poetry and letters written to her mother become the only things keeping Allie's heart from hardening completely. But then Sam arrives for the summer, and with him comes many confusing emotions, both toward him and the people around her. As World War II looms, Allie will be forced to decide whether hanging on to the past is worth losing her chance to be loved.
Liana's Summary: Allie always thinks-- if Sam Carroll hadn't come visit her, would her mother still be alive? Or, at least, would Allie have had a chance to hold her mother's hand, to whisper sweet things to her, as she slowly passed away? But it doesn't matter. Because her mother is dead. After the funeral, Allie is whisked away to Maine, where she once again reunites with Sam Carroll, four years later. He confesses to loving her. But does she love him? Can she love him? Even more, can she learn to love, and not deny?
Honestly, I don't really know what I expected.
Anyways, I've always liked Historical-fiction books, but INTERRUPTED really wasn't as good as I had thought it would be.
But it was still good.
I liked the fact that this story had a message about loving people and the definition of family, and all. That's definitely something notable about this book.
And the romance was really cute. At some parts..
But the great things sort of end there-- actually, the main character was an ungrateful, annoying little shit and it got on my nerves. She was in denial the whole time, like, I HATE CHRISTIANS AND BEATRICE IS NOT MY MOTHER AND I HATE EVERYONE AND I DON'T LOVE SAM CARROLL
Who was she trying to convince? Herself.
And she really has no one to blame but herself, but she's been blaming others for most of the book. Which, obviously, got on my nerves.
I liked how she finally sort of woke up at the end..
The main character really has nothing to do with the low rating, actually, since annoying main characters who change at the end are in some very, very good books.
The whole thing seemed surreal in a way. Maybe things were like that back then, but it set in just a little more than half a century ago.. Would someone just march in out of nowhere and say HIIII I'M YOUR BEST FRIEND AND WE'RE GONNA BE BFF'S FOREVER!? Or, did all the boys just chase after you and get into fights because of you? Things aren't supposed to be that easy and simple, although this story had things happen just because, I feel, the author wanted them to happen, without any building blocks.
Also because the author's writing didn't really captivate me at all and this whole story wasn't too enjoyable and well-organized-- the climax was nowhere to be seen, not really. This whole plot was just sort of dry and flat. It was mainly about a girl who refused to appear weak and truly accept things for what they were, and finally decided to give in at the very end.
Note: This is an ARC galley edition and the quotes might not match those of the final print's.
"You're awful pretty, Allie,"
"No, you don't."
"I mean to marry you, Allie,"
"Especially not with strangers."
HE'S NOT A STRANGER DAMMIT
"How do you know Allie?"
lol go away Russell
"Russell's going to war?"
He gon' die
"Because I love you!"
So her heart is made of flesh. (': IT TOOK SO LONG BUT HERE IT IS
That's that! What did you think of this review?(: