Book Review: All Your Perfects

All Your Perfects
37588357By Colleen Hoover
320 pages, published July 17, 2018
Atria Books
Source: Purchased for myself

From Goodreads:

Quinn and Graham's perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?
  



 
When I first started reading All Your Perfects, I liked the book. By the end of All Your Perfects, I loved the book! Before reading the book I knew it dealt with the issue of infertility. As someone who is not planning on having children, I was worried I wouldn't be able to relate. It took me a bit at the beginning to get hooked and really connect. I realized though that I could connect, just in a different way. While Quinn had insecurities about not being physically able to have children, I have insecurities about the fact that I don't want to when society tells me I should. Quinn is constantly questioned about when they will have children. I can relate to that too. So, I found it much easier to relate to than I thought at first. This is what I love about CoHo--she brilliantly writes relatable, real characters.

Marriage is portrayed in a very real and honest way in this book, which I appreciated. Marriage is not easy. It's totally worth it, but not always easy. I loved the analogy of a hurricane--a coastal town may be at risk for a hurricane, but residents there live many happy days without a hurricane at all. But a strong hurricane--a category 5--can leave damage that takes years to repair. They key is to be strong enough to handle the category 5.  The ending of this book was fantastic.  This book is worth the read, even if you feel you won't relate like I did at first. Colleen Hoover always finds a way to touch your heart  in her novels, and she has done it again with this one!


Happy Reading!
 

Comments

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I'm listening to it on audio now. I read it a few month ago, but it's still making me emotional just listening to it. I didn't ever have infertility issues, but it's hard not to feel their pain. She's so good at putting you in her characters shoes!

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  2. Glad you were able to relate to and enjoy it. Colleen has that gift with her books. Great review!

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