Rating: 5 stars
Note: As stated under the Source (above), I received this book for free from HarperCollins. I pride myself on writing fair and honest reviews.
Review: Part of the reason it has taken me so long to write this review is because I just don’t think I can do it justice. I’ve thought of it so many times since I finished it that I changed my review from 4 stars to 5. Like the ghost who acts as narrator (a mother who has left her young family too soon), it lingers long after it ends. This is one of those rare books that you miss, that you actually begin missing before it ends because you can sense it coming and you aren’t quite ready.
In essence, it’s a beautiful story about family, love, heartbreak, loss, disappointment, expectation, and all the different ways in which we grieve. And every aspect of the book is so beautifully put together, from the writing style to the heart-wrenching, heart-mending story. It is tender, introspective, honest, and it feels so very real.
If you’re in the market for a touching, sometime heart-wrenching but equally uplifting about what it means to be family, how to survive loss, how to grow together and million other things, In the Quiet is the book for you. A diamond in the rough, my friends. Not to be missed.