Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Book Review: The End of Our Story

What would you do if the man you thought you knew turned into a complete stranger?  

Will and Bridge have been best friends since elementary school, but it turned into something more as they grew older.  Bridge spent a lot of time at Will’s place growing up, hanging out in his father’s workshop while her mother was working. But Bridge messed up their romance in their junior year, and Will couldn’t forgive her.  Around the same time as Bridge disappeared from his life, Will’s father started acting differently.  Will found that he needed his best friend, but she wasn’t there.  Suddenly, both of their worlds are turned upside down when Will’s father is murdered during an apparent attempted robbery.  What does this mean for the future of Will and Bridge?  Can they find their way back together through tragedy, or are there too many secrets?

The End of Our Story, by Meg Haston, is a quick and engrossing read.  It is simultaneously a high school love story and a story about tumultuous family relationships.  The chapters can be slightly confusing as the narrators change between Will and Bridge, as well as time periods, flashing back to their love story as they were growing up, their time apart, and coming back to the present situation of Will’s murdered father.  The twist at the end is slightly predictable, but it is altogether a very enjoyable read.  Readers of John Green and Sarah Dessen will enjoy the The End of Our Story, by Meg Haston.