Reminders of him by colleen hoover is such a sweet, emotional read.
The story is about a woman named Kenna who yearns for a shot at redemption for her past mistakes.
I don’t think I prepared myself to cry before picking this book up.
Most reviews on Goodreads mentioned crying after finishing this book, and boy, did I bawl my eyes out due to this read.
Reminders of him will teach you a lot about forgiveness.
It will remind you that there are two sides to every story and that we shouldn’t judge a person or situation without knowing all the facts.
The book touches on loss, grief, depression, loneliness, forgiveness, and love. Colleen also throws in a bit of humor to bring some laughter to this read.
My Thoughts on Reminders of Him.
Legend made me mad at several chapters in this read. There were many moments I felt like punching him in the face (knowing very well that he’s a fictional character). Though he did redeem himself in the end (which made me like him), it doesn’t change the fact that I still agree with Lady Diana that he acted like a jerk.
That said, I do commend his bravery in confronting the Landrys about their unforgiveness. I must say, I was pretty impressed.
I empathized so much with Kenna. I believe she was the strongest person in this read, having to endure all that hurt and still be determined to be present in Diem’s life.
Her resilience was admirable, and I loved how she continued to empathize with Scotty’s family regardless of their judgment of her. I also admired her confrontational attitude and willingness to ask uncomfortable questions.
Speaking of Scotty’s family, they also got on my nerves at several points in this book.
I understand they were grieving. But a restraining order? After five years? Come on! That was a bit much (in my opinion).
But then again, people grieve differently, so I suppose they did so as a way to get a sense of solace.
Overall, this book was a 5-star like her other book, Verity. It gave me a sense of comfort and a new perspective on forgiveness.
I will forever hold on to a quote that spoke volumes to my heart in this book. It says:
“Maybe the best way to cope with the loss of the people we love is to find them in as many places and things as we possibly can. And in the off chance that the people we lose are still somehow able to hear us, maybe we should never stop talking to them”.
Because of this quote, I feel like I can grieve my loved ones in a way that makes me feel like they never left.