Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published on: March 15, 2016
Rating: 5 STARS
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I want to share one of my all time favorites, a Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole. This is one of my favorites in 2016. I’ve read this book since the day it was published but just being able to review it now. I can’t forget this book. This book had me ugly cries for hours after reading it. Since very few books have the power to make me sob, you can see how special this book is.
This is a young adult book where the setting is in high school. So, the main characters are high schoolers. Wait, don’t make it fool you. I know, some of you may ask how could a teenage book make me very emotional. Guys, this one is not a regular young adult book. It is full of EMOTION. The characters did feel like adults sometimes, however, it was still believable and age-appropriate. What I mean is there are many teenage moments here and there, but the love between them is undeniable, deep yet believable. It is EPIC.
“When seventeen-year-old Rune Kristiansen returns from his native Norway to the sleepy town of Blossom Grove, Georgia, where he befriended Poppy Litchfield as a child, he has just one thing on his mind. Why did the girl who was one half of his soul, who promised to wait faithfully for his return, cut him off without a word of explanation? Rune’s heart was broken two years ago when Poppy fell silent. When he discovers the truth, he finds that the greatest heartache is yet to come.”
Poppy and Rune met when they were just 5 years old. Rune and his family had just moved from Oslo, Norway to The United States, Georgia, right next door to Poppy. They became inseparable from the day they met. True friendship blossoms into true love. A real TRUE LOVE. Until life got in the way where Rune had to move back to his native Norway with his family. Suddenly, Poppy decided to cut all the contacts with him. Unable to reach her, he lived miserably for two years. His life was broken. When it was time to come back to the USA, he found the truth. The truth that would change his life, their lives, forever and it was way too soon then they would’ve anticipated.
“She’s the love of my life. And I’m not walking away from her, even for a second.”
Let me stop for a minute… (sobbing)
“When he reached me, he didn’t touch the tear stains on my cheeks, as I left his untouched. Closing his eyes, he took my mouth in a kiss. And in this kiss I felt his outpourings of love. I felt a love, that at seventeen, I was blessed to have received. A love that knew no boundaries.”
I could not stop the tears that were pouring down my face. Even now, while typing this, I can feel it again. FEELING IT again. I cannot say enough how special this book is. Their love story is one of the endless, truest love stories I’ve ever read, that makes me realize why I love reading romance stories. It is for the rare moments like this. The unforgettable moment that you experience through reading. If you’re in the mood for an unforgettable, beautiful, special, love story, this book is for you.