Today I am hosting Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon on my blog today and I am so excited to share my review with you all. This is such a beautiful book and it made me cry. Definitely one of my favourites of 2018.
For my post today I am going to be talking about turning points in books. To do with fearing for a character, when you get to a tough scene and just how you, as a reader deal with reading these sort of things. For me, when I get really invested into a book I feel I go through the emotions with the character. If a character in a book is dealing with something sad, heartache etc I some times feel my heart drop. You just feel so much for the characters in books that when they get hurt, you feel hurt. It's hard some times reading about a character going through a difficult time or something horrible happens to you as I know some times I have to stop reading or I will power through and I tend to tear up most of the time. Reading a book about a character and their journey with their ups and downs just takes me on a rollarcoaster of emotions. I find myself some times just wanting to reach into the book to give them a hug, a high five or just tell them to take the leap and everything will be okay and even though you want the ending to be a happily ever after sometimes, it's not.
Some times books deal with difficult themes and I know this can put some readers off. I've read books about mental health, abuse, rape, drugs, racism etc and I know some of these topics make people unconformable to read and I totally understand that but, I like when authors don't hold back on topics like these as they need to be talked about and especially in YA books. It is a scary world and books show you the ups and downs of it. I always fear for characters when they deal with these situations as again, I just want to make sure they're okay. It's hard and some times I feel my heart drop as I am that invested in these characters and their lives you can't help but not feel for them.
How do you deal with big turning points in books? If a character is going through something difficult how does that make you feel?
Rosie loves Jack. Jack loves Rosie. So when they’re split up, Rosie will do anything to find the boy who makes the sun shine in her head. Even run away from home. Even cross London and travel to Brighton alone, though the trains are cancelled and the snow is falling. Even though any girl might find that hard, let alone a girl with Down’s syndrome.