You breathe in, you breathe out, and everything you know is gone.
Sara Walker knows firsthand what it feels like to have your reality ripped away, scrambled, and shoved back at you in an undone puzzle where pieces are missing and nothing fits. She's lost so much and is struggling to live and to find the strength to forgive herself for being human. With the help of Lincoln, her husband's brother, Sara realizes it's not about finding who she used to be, but about finding who she is now.
You breathe in, you breathe out, and everything you know isn't gone, but reborn.
Sara's story made me reflect on my own life. What would I do if something that happened to her were to happen to me? How would I react? Could I move on with my life afterwards?
I know that many have shed tears because of this book. I didn't. Did this book make me sad? Yes, yes it did. But it wasn't the kind of soul-shattering sadness that I associate with crying. It was more the type of sadness that weighs heavy on the heart, the kind that makes it difficult to breathe.
Sara's grief is crippling, but so is Lincoln's. His even more so. And yet Lincoln finds within himself the strength to not only grieve and try to heal, but he also helps Sara learn to heal by letting go of something that will never return.
This was another book just beautifully written.
Take Care, Sara gets 5 out of 5 beautiful Platypires from me.