Book Review: “It Ends With Us” By Colleen Hoover

Dulce Castillo, Contributor

It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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“He pulls back to look down at me and when he sees my tears, he brings his hands up to my cheeks. “In the future…if by some miracle you ever find yourself in the position to fall in love again…fall in love with me” -Colleen Hoover

A summary of the text: Lily hasn’t had it easy as having an abusive father, not towards her but her mother. That hasn’t stopped Lily from growing up to graduating college and moving to Boston. Since moving to Boston she has always wanted to start her own business which she thought was funny since her name was “Lily Bloom.” Before she even opens her shop and her new career she meets this most gorgeous and unexplainable neurosurgeon named “Ryle Kincaid.” After meeting Ryle she has no idea that it was just the beginning of a new lesson/chapter.

Ryle is stubborn, sensitive, brilliant, assertive, and maybe a little bit arrogant as well as having a very soft spot for Lily. As meeting Lily on top of that rooftop he can’t seem to get her out of his mind and Lily can’t get him out of her head. The thing about Ryle as he mentions in the book is that he really “doesn’t do relationships, just one night stands.” But as for Lily that’s not what it was, she knows that he has a “no dating” rule but as the story goes on that is not what it seems like.

As their relationship goes on Lily seems to bump into Atlas. Atlas is a nice, brilliant, and very caring person who also has had a very soft spot for Lily ever since they have met. But as Lily and Atlas met Ryle becomes very overprotective and more so very angry over how much Atlas and Lily seem to like/ know each other. As the story goes on things start going downhill for Lily Bloom.

Warning: this book contains graphic scenes and sensitive subject matter,

My Thoughts: The first time that I got this book, I thought it was going to be a book where someone dies or both of the main characters pass away. As I got to start reading more into it and finding out that Ryle was a neurosurgeon, I thought that the ending was going to be that Lily has a brain tumor or a brain bleed something relating to the brain. As I started reading more into it, I told myself to just read the book and see what happens. That’s exactly what I did. Reading this book really did put me on a roller coaster. This book made me feel sad as I cried and made me happy as I smiled feeling the happiness through the book. This book made me realize so many things and one important thing: let go of those who are hurting you even if they mean so much to you. Because staying will hurt even more emotionally and physically than leaving that person.