WOW! Just, WOW!! That's all I can say after reading the latest instalment within the Pink Bean Series by Harper Bliss.
When I finished Everything Between Us, after only 48 hours of starting to read it, I remember trying to analyse all the emotions that were running through me throughout my journey alongside Josephine and Caitlin, and I was staggered at what I found.
I was exhausted. I was drained. I was happy. I was sad. I felt love. I felt heartache. I felt confident. I felt dejection. Inevitably I was transformed.
After reading this book, I feel like a different person. I have been able to not only relate to aspects of what Josephine was saying in her book, but I lived it with her. I have experienced her transformation in her self-confidence, that I can only use to help my own.
I feel from this that actually the writing of it was more of a therapeutic and emotional account than the previous two books in the series, and this does shine through with the amount of raw emotion within it. You cannot write something like this if you haven't experienced aspects of it yourself. Thank you for sharing this Harper, this is something truly special.
Josephine, as a character, really hit-home for me. It was like reading about a kindred spirit in her thought processes. I liked how she developed throughout the book and at the end I was brought to tears with happiness at how she had almost done a full-circle and how much she had grown.
However, I cannot forget Caitlin, she was inspirational in the way she conducted herself with Jo - and I admire that of her. To be such a positive catalyst of change in someone's life is one of the greatest gifts that she could have given Jo.
Also, there were introductions of other characters within this novel, hopefully meaning that the Pink Bean series is far from finished - interesting. I am certainly interested to know, and Harper was quite coy about this within this novel, about the development of Amber and Martha's liaisons - this could be a potential idea for Pink Bean #4.
I gave this a whopping five out of five stars purely for the way it made me feel during and after reading it. I learned a lot from this book, to which I am eternally thankful to Harper. In the end - I just loved everything about it, from start to finish.
Definitely a must read - what are you waiting for...