Publish Date: January 7, 2015
Publisher: Hoover Ink through Amazon
Genre: Fiction – Young Adult, Suspense, Romance
Synopsis: “How odd to be made of flesh, balanced on bone, and filled with a soul you’ve never met.”
Their first kiss, their first fight, the moment they fell in love…every memory has vanished.
This book. Wow, this book. How can I fully explain how I feel about Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher? I finished reading this book a little while ago, and I am still #$()@*#@ about this book. See? I can’t even describe how I feel about this book.
When someone asked me to describe this book to her, I said that Never Never is “if Romeo and Juliet went through the movie Momento.” Let me elaborate without saying anything to spoil you.
From the first few pages, I was trying to decipher who were the characters, where the setting took place, and what the plot was. But as I read each page, I quickly realized that as a reader, you have to throw all of those questions out the window. You cannot simply establish everything from the first few pages, or even the first few chapters. Instead, you have to keep an open mind and just absorb the information like a sponge. The story of Never Never is an enigma.
As Hoover and Fisher tell you a tale of a woman and a man, Charlize Wynwood and Silas Nash, we discover that they remember nothing from their lives. They wake up in a place that is unfamiliar to them, confused and wondering where their memories have gone. As they uncover bits and pieces of information, they start to reveal things about themselves and about their pasts. Who they were then isn’t a reflection of who they are now, but the path to discovery is a wonderful one.
I will say that Never Never frustrated me, but it was worth it. At times, it was hard to keep an open mind and just accept what was happening. My mind has always been programmed to find out who, what, when, and where. But Hoover and Fisher wrote a story that challenged how I thought about a story itself. They allowed me to throw my preconceptions out the window, because Never Never was a story that I felt had to be read with an open imagination.
There are things in Never Never to please many different people: romance, mystery, a swoony boy to just name a few. But there will also be things to upset people.
But reading Never Never is worth it. Once you get to the end, you will wonder “WHAT DID I JUST READ?” I had that reaction, but I thought it to be a very positive thing.
I can’t wait for the second part! The wait is going to kill me.