EVEN IN PARADISE
PROLOGUE: This book made me cry! Every time I thought of it, I bawled like a baby.
This book is maybe a little Gatsy – ish. I loved the plot, and I would read it over and over again but if you actually think about it, the book won’t appeal to all masses because logically, its kind of meaningless. It is about a chapter , an important one, in the protagonist , Charlotte’s life that came and left, leaving an impression on her life.
Charlotte is your normal girl who got caught up into the life of the rich. One night , she helps a wealthy and popular girl, Julia Buchanan , and minutes after that, they are friends. Later on , they become best friends and Charlotte is unknowingly dragged into an entirely different life. Julia, is the daughter of a former and powerful senator and she is rich and spoilt. After becoming best friends with Julia, charlotte is dragged into the other side of life, the one with parties, luxuries , lavish life and family drama of the Buchanan.
Chelsey made me fall in love with the Bunchans. The people in the family are shown so complex, and yet realistic. They are the members of a broken family, trying to patch life together. I cant describe into words how lovely the Bunchans are, no wonder Charlotte feel in love with them too.
And comes Sebastian , Julia’s brother and later Charlotte’s boyfriend. Although romance was not a big part of the book, it helps build up the story in a big way. Sebastian is a guy every one can like, sweet, loving, loyal and chivalrous .
But the family is hiding a big secret, one that causes all of them, julia especially, to push everyone away and so she does. Although Charlotte is always there for Julia, at a point of time, she realizes that she does not fit into the world of the Buchans and I’ll leave the rest for you to find out.
This book is about love for a friend, a family, a person , all in one and I could not help but love all of it. It has lots and lots of emotional baggage which will leave you weeping for days, for all that is lost. Also, the past tense used adds a sad inevitability to the events in the story. It makes you realize that there is nothing you can do about it, no way you can change what is about to happen, but you cannot put the book away.
This book will fuck you up and give your heart major shocks but you will not be able to put it down.
SONG FOR THE BOOK :- Anytime you need a friend by Mariah Carey