I’ll be the first to admit, I would rather read a sweet, romantic, fluffy romance novel or an intriguing murder mystery over a hard hitting, truth telling book any day. That was my intention when I picked up this month’s book of the month. To read a cute love story. Never did I think it would change so many of my perceptions forever.
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover is a book that can be described as nothing less than life altering. As a woman, I’d always perceived abusive relationships to be stereotypical, for abusive men to fit into a certain box. Never did I think that they would be charming, likable, ‘hero-type’ men. But that’s exactly what I discovered through this shattering book. Neither the abuser nor the victim fits into the box of what we think.
A part of what made this book so hard hitting is the fact that (Spoiler!) it was written based on the story of the authors actual parents. She found her own perceptions changed through writing this novel.
I highly recommend that every woman read this. It teaches us to identify abusive patterns, but it also shows us why abusive relationships must be left behind. So give it a read, and let us know what you think.
All my love,