Thanks to Bookish-First and the Author for a finished copy in exchange for an honest review!
I don’t even know where to start with this review. Words can’t do it justice. The emotions and the impact that this book brought out was stunning. The author had a way of making me hold my breath. The fact that this all really happened is mind boggling. It was written in a way that we felt like we were right there with her. She wasn’t just telling us her story; she was walking through it with us. I was engaged, and by no means can anyone say this was boring.
It feels weird saying that I “enjoyed” reading this book, because if I had gone through what she went though it would NOT have been a thing of enjoyment, but I really did enjoy my time reading. Once I sat down to read, I didn’t want to stop. It pulled me in.
Yes, this book is a breathtaking story of what it was like for someone to get pregnant so young in a time like this, and have to give up a child, but it was so much more. It was a story of growth, of looking into one’s self, and of making life’s hard choices and learning from mistakes. We explored different relationships and experiences that the author had, as well as a glimpse of the impact that being adopted has a person. You can tell how much experience the author has, and how strong it has made her. I can’t even imagine what it would have been like to give up your child.
I learned a lot in this book. The mental side of what happens with adoption and also the legal side. It was interesting to see the way people reacted to the news and also what was done to cover up pregnancies. I’ve heard of homes for unwed mothers, but I liked seeing the experience that the author had actually living in one.
I have to be honest; this review took me a long time to write. I wasn’t sure how to word everything or even how to get my thoughts together. I’m sure I didn’t even scratch the surface of everything amazing in this book. I’m sure in a few days I’ll think of all the other things I could have put in this review(because yes I’ll be thinking a long time about this book), but there is really only one way to explain myself and how I feel.
You have to read this book. It’s a journey you won’t regret.