““I wish, Rune,” Poppy said, causing me to glance up, “I wish that people realized how this felt every day. Why does it take a life ending to learn how to cherish each day? Why must we wait until we run out of time to start to accomplish all that we dreamed, when once we had all the time in the world? Why don’t we look at the person we love the most like it’s the last time we will ever see them? Because if we did, life would be so vibrant. Life would be so truly and completely lived.””
You guys my heart is broken into tiny cherry blossoms. This book review was written at exactly 3am 😭😭 because I couldn’t let my thoughts disappear.
I loved this book!!
That’s it, that’s the review!
I have read Tillie Cole’s books and I have always put her into a box of hot suspense romance authors, I never knew she could write something so heartbreaking, gut wrenching, emotionally draining and thought provoking.
This beautiful book tells the story of Rune and Poppy, neighbours at five, Bestfriends and lovers till forever with a love so strong and everlasting. Is this love meant to be forever though?
This book was filled with a lot of clichés, albeit a sad and perfect read, I cried alot people, I couldn’t help myself, those snot pouring down your nose, ugly tears, yep I did that.
I saw this picture on Instagram and it fully describes A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole, you totally have to survive reading this book.
In summary, you just have to read this book, if you dont cry or feel sad your heart is made from stronger stuff then😒.
There were some weird thoughts though on happenings after death, but I wouldn’t go into that.
I connected so much with the story because it was based on a major health condition which I could relate to, Cancer.
I also loved how “Cherry blossoms” a tree I see in a lot of pictures, had a strong symbolism in this book. Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life. Their life is very short. After their beauty peaks around two weeks, the blossoms start to fall.
Such a beautiful tree.
Finally this book was beautiful, if you are looking to have a good cry, this is it. Live life well, it’s fleeting.
Here are some beautiful quotes, till next time folks!!
“Poppy’s hands slowly lowered and her smile softened as she stared at me. I lowered the camera as I returned that stare, the cherry blossoms full and vibrant around where she sat—her symbolic halo. Then it hit me. Poppy, Poppymin, she was the cherry blossom.
She was my cherry blossom.
An unrivaled beauty, limited in its life. A beauty so extreme in its grace that it can’t last. It stays to enrich our lives, then drifts away in the wind. Never forgotten. Because it reminds us we must live. That life is fragile, yet in that fragility, there is strength. There is love. There is purpose. It reminds us that life is short, that our breaths are numbered and our destiny is fixed, regardless of how hard we fight.
It reminds us not to waste a single second. Live hard, love harder. Chase dreams, seek adventures … capture moments.
This statement is just sad but true, live life!
“As you read this, I can picture you shaking your head. But, Rune, life is short. However, I have learned that love is limitless and the heart is big.
So open your heart, Rune. Keep it open and allow yourself to love and to be loved.”