One Summer (David Baldacci)

One Summer

A moment to care…

a day to share…

a laughter to  spare…

a memory together…

a father, whishing…

A love to celebrate…

a lifetime to partake…

a forever to accumulate…

a recollection to constellate…

a wife, hoping…..

A longing unlcear…

a loathing untrue….

a grieveing grudge…

a loving sentiment…..

a daugher, missing….

A bid to hold…

a devotion to mold…

a fondness so cold…

a passion so bold…

a son, loving….

A point to reconnect…

a venue to reconcile…

a spot to relieve….

a place to regain…..

a summer, a second chance….

That is basically what the book is all about.  A story of a husband, a wife, a son and a daughter; and that one summer, a second chance in life and love for all of them..

I am a book shopper. I go for the traiditional book buying. I love books, the smell of it…the texture …as i gently flip each page while  reading..For some time.. i have been ignoring this book.. (David, my aplology)..well you know.. human as we are..we have our favorites …and we only want to dwell around our comfort zone. Sadly though, I thought the works of David is actually outside my comfort zone. Last month after the super Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines, I was left with nothing to do (since we don’t have electricity..) so i grab a copy of his book from the bookstore (well because i have finished reading the books published and written by those within my comfort zone..) So my mission….read it… to “pass the time ” (again, my apology David)…

I was surpirsed to see myself not wanting to put down the book. I wanted to finish it…I wanted to savor each word written…

And well..thanks Heaven…i grab a copy of this..this is one of the most well written novels i’ve ever read…Why?

1. It is visually beautiful

Although books (novels) don’t provide pictures, others will do but very minimal; David was able to create vivid pictures of the scenery in his book, Even if the places in which we will take you were all hypothetically created, still he is able to bring you exactly to that point.

2. Real – Life insights (reality in fantasy)

This novel actually carries an element of “make – believe”….however, insights were all true- to life or real life…Something that were not made out of the blue. The wife (Lizzie) for instance believing in heaven when she was a little girl, was presented in such a way that even if you don’t believe in concept of Heaven, you will somehow reconsider it.

He was able to combiine reality and fantasy without having to sacrifice one.

3. He makes you feel better.

The story evolves in a husband’s struggle to fight for his life with his loving wife beside him. Unfortunately for some twisted fate, his wife died of a car – accident while on her way buying for hismedicines.

The idea alone of having to lose someone is unbearable much more losing someone who yo have been worried upon when you die yourself.  The point is, inspite of its totally heartbreaking twists of events, he always make sure you feel bette just after a particular heartbraking moment. You don’t need to wait for the last page to have a sigh of relief. And then of course at the end of th story it makes you feel a lot better. It makes you appreciate life even more. It makes you wanna celebrate Christmas everyday. It makes you wanna take care of your love ones even more. It makes you wanna fall in love again. It makes you wanna learn music (if you’re not a fan of music). It makes you wanna go to the beach (even if you are not a fan of the water). It makes you wanna do things for the the first time. And above all, it makes you believe in the “Power of Love”…even more

Contrary to some really sad novels when you can’t seem to get over with the emotional impact of the story; this one is different. Other sentimental novels makes you feel so sad for even sometime; this one it makes you smile as you flip through the lastpage.

Next Mission…Book shopping..Absolute Power, Wish you Well… Total Control….all by David Baldacci

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