The People We Keep by Allison Larkin is beautifully written with wonderful character development. It is a wonderful story of love, loss, and discovering that simply whisks you away, completely pulling you in and causing you to feel so connected that you feel hurt for her loss. This is the sort of book that fills your heart with emotions. The sort that when you read the last sentence, your eyes fill with tears and you may feel your heart might burst since it is so wonderful. It’s about discovering what your true identity is, and how to stop running from it.
Our primary character, April is living everything except “a good life.” Her mom is gone, her father has deserted her for another lady and her son. She is failing secondary school and she’s feeling like she’s setting out toward marriage with her secondary school boyfriend despite the fact that it probably won’t be the life she needs. At the point when her circumstance just deteriorated further, April has no other choice except for to pack her important things, take her father’s vehicle and get away from town. Her life changed after that and she became in charge of her own destiny.
I pulled so hard for April. She certainly made some ridiculous choices every now and then. However, generally speaking she was clearly attempting to do the best she could. Her past and present circumstances mixed together and frequently skewed her understanding of the given situation. It drove her to move from one town to another, chasing the next possible opportunity and attempting to put forth the best effort for other people. She left behind countless individuals who really cared for her, and that has broken my heart. But, I guess their love probably been fleeting as they all appeared to move on, with one exception who was holding out hope for when I completed the book.
Over the span of time, you will see April grow up and mature. She puts others in front of herself and is continually attempting to think about the prosperity of others. It takes her some time to at last understand what things are the most significant. When you get to the end of the book, April has come full circle and matured into a dependable and loving individual.
The People We Keep by Allison Larkin is often heartbreakingly honest and can be unquestionably raw. Raw with the encounters and simply attempting to get by in a world you don’t totally understand.
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