Brightside by Kim Holden #Review #6Star #NextRead

Posted September 16, 2015 by Loredana 0 Comments

Brightside by Kim Holden #Review #6Star #NextReadBright Side (Bright Side, #1) by Kim Holden
Published by Do Epic LLC on July 4th 2014
Pages: 423
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I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

****** 6 STARS ******

Oh my.┬á Give me a sec to blow my nose.┬á Again.┬á This book completely wrecked me.┬á There are so many “bombs” dropped throughout, twists and turns in the story and an achingly poignant end.┬á Kate, a.k.a., Brightside, is my new idol.┬á To quote her best friend, “Kate doesn’t just see the brightside.┬á She lives there.”┬á With everything she has gone through from a deadbeat mom to…all the other stuff (I’m NOT going to spoil it for you), she remains so positive.┬á Holden has done such an amazing job at creating a character who is so complete, she jumps off the page and into your heart.

Katie and Keller Banks.┬á Even through hurt, they heal each other.┬á Her unwavering support and love for him is inspiring.┬á She reminds him, “You are brave” and that bravery sustains him through the end and beyond.┬á Holden’s depcition of Keller is a wonderful background story beautifully weaved into the fabric of Kate’s life.┬á The beauty of this relationship is the reminder that you don’t have to be perfect or have it all in order to to find love.┬á You just need to be willing to let the right person in.

Brightside and Gus.  Even if the waters got a bit muddy, the strength of their relationship can make it through anything.  They got each other in way no one else ever could.  Their shared passion for music and playing is an added layer to their relationship.  Brightisde is his muse and brings out the greatness in Gus.  All those who meet her cannot help but fall under he spell, incuding her best friend.  Though we never hear any lyrics or a note of the music this pair makes together, you can hear the beauty of it echo in your ears

This book gets a solid 5 stars.┬á I would give it 10 if I could.┬á The highs and lows will stay with you for quite some time.┬á Shoot, I’m going to reread it beause I loved it so much.┬á Oh Kate, I wish you were my friend in real life and I’ll miss you.┬á I’m going to follow your advice and┬á “do epic.”

~ Review by Loredana

(Previously posted on TBE)


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