"The point is I'm trying to create good things in the midst of the bad"
I want to begin at the end which was heart wrenching but I think it was important. It was final, it was hopeful and it needed to happen. I'm glad it ended the way it did because Vivi needed to take care of herself and not run away from her obvious issues. It was refreshing since when you're 17 and you fall in love, it won't be perfect and you probably won't marry and spend your lives together. The ending, while heart breaking, made me feel all fluffy and glowy still. I loved it.
I loved the way it portrayed Vivi's bipolar disorder, I've never read a book that focussed on it and I wasn't entirely sure how bipolar felt but the book left me understanding it a lot more and I always appreciate when a book can leave me with something like that. It was fascinating to read as Vivi got bad again because we got to meet her as such a positive and happy girl. She was radiating happiness and love but then we got to experience that wonderful and passionate girl falling into a dark hole again. It was really fascinating.
Vivi was such a captivating narrater and while I didn't enjoy Jonahs narrating as much I feel like it was important to see both sides. To read as Jonah tried to figure out what the hell was going on with Vivi, it was important. Vivi is just so much personality that nobody can outshine her so maybe that's why her chapters were more captivating.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and it would be the perfect summer read although I read it in winter. It's set in summer and is basically spewing summer vibes. It's cute but also tackles a serious subject, which is pretty damn good. I loved it, I read it in about a day and found it difficult to put down. I'll probably still be thinking about Vivi for the next week. If you are a fellow contemporary lover, you'll love this.