Every time I read an Amy Harmon book she blows me away. I found this story when a video popped up on YouTube. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkP_6…] After I watched it, I knew I had to read this book.
Fern is the dorky girl in town with the red hair, glasses and braces that no one looks at. She is in love with Ambrose, the hottest boy in school. He leaves to join the Army but when he comes back, poor Ambrose just is not the same person he was when he left. Fern is bound and determined for him to notice her, and not as the nerd that lives in his hometown.
I can’t remember the last time I cried reading a book like I did this one. It was phenomenal and blew me away! I tried to read this last year and couldn’t get into it then, so I put it down and figured I’d come back to it.
I’m so glad I did.
Nothing speaks to me more than realizing that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and true beauty is inside.
I loved Fern, because I often felt like her as a kid. We never quite pretty enough for the boys of our dreams. But then maybe when we finally were, the boy didn’t feel that we were good enough for him.
Love is a funny thing—you love because of who someone is on the inside. That’s what truly counts in the end, anyways.
Bailey stole my heart, I loved his view on life. He never took anything for granted, ever. I feel like that’s a lesson we can all learn from him.
Ambrose was awesome; he loved the girl before he even realized he loved the girl. In so many ways that’s what made it so good. He truly loved her, she loved him, and she had for years.
Hands down one of the best books I’ve read this year. I laughed, cried, my heart broke, and it healed again. That is the best kind of story for me.