A Thousand Boy Kisses, Tillie Cole

Last month I put out a call for recommendations on books that will give me an ugly cry, quite a few people answered and this week, in between ARC’s I snuck in A Thousand Boy Kisses, and ugly cry I did. Here’s my review:

I love young adult novels, I love that reviewers forewarned me that I was going to cry, and cry I did. I cried before 50% in, I cried before the end, I did a lot of crying. We’re introduced to Poppy and Rune, two kids destined to fall in love from the start, and we too, fall in love with them. Then Cole breaks our hearts for the first time. Time passes, things seem to be coming together, and our hearts are broken for the second time and continues to break until we finish the book.

This book had me thinking about a lot of things, specifically, I always thought there was more than just “the one”, that you can fall in love over and over again. That you can love multiple people at the same time. And I realize, that’s my truth, and that works for me. But for these two, it’s just each other. As evident by their amazing relationship, the fact they are both wise beyond their years and are solely carved out in life for each other. “I heard your heart’s song, and yours heard mine”. We can all only hope to experience this kind of love in our lifetime. Even if it’s fleeting.

You can read my review on Amazon and Goodreads, please consider giving it a “like”. Grab A Thousand Boy Kisses for yourself on Amazon for $3.99. Grab tissues at your favorite neighborhood pharmacy and snuggle in, you’re about to get wrecked.