How do you heal from your past when you’re still trapped within it?
I lost myself the night of the party. Just like that, my innocence and my sanity were torn away.
I would like to say that time heals all wounds, but it doesn’t. And I would like to say that falling in love is what rescued me, but it wasn’t. Nobody told me what to expect in the coming days and weeks and months after conceiving a rapist’s child. Years later, my wounds are still just as fresh as the night they were made. It would be so easy to disappear and allow the memories to consume me.
But that’s the choice, isn’t it? To live instead.
The Choice is a emotional thought provoking journey about a girl who has a horrible crime committed against her at a party, and the aftermath of this event how it affects her life, that of her friends and family and her future.
I just love the way this book was written, we go from now to then throughout the story so we see glimpses of the past and the present. For such a touchy subject this story was put together beautifully and so full of compassion and emotions, it is breathtakingly real.
The Choice contains the hard subject of rape but it is much more than that, this is also a love story.
I loved the main characters and the friendships that Addison and May had a true unconditional friendship to the end.
Now let me say i was a bit upset at one point at the relationship/friendship building so beautifully between Alex and May having read the first paragraph where May is talking about her husband Elijah. As i was reading i was waiting for the bomb to drop to break up this wonderful understanding beautiful healing partnership that was developing between May and Alex. Thank god it is the same guy! is all i can say, a huge sigh of relief was expelled when Alex informed us that Alex was his middle name and his first name was Elijah let me tell you.
This book is a five star read just beautiful.