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It Starts With Us

It Ends with us
By: Colleen Hoover

Colleen addressed different issues in this book but the main was about domestic abuse. I respect her, for she placed the readers in perception of both the victim and third person. It is imperative to do so as it reminded us that heavy undone decisions could only be understood by the person in situation; and that heavy undone decisions aren't applicable and easy as it sounds to some affairs.
Moreover, this book are a lot of things, too: childhood trauma, family issues, independence, sympathy, empathy, and owning up actions. Colleen portrayed all of these with the addicting plot planted on it.  I also love how the novel has a two story side: one slow burn and the other not, but both just as great. She also portrayed how the past and present simultaneously and continuously impact each other.
As for the characters, I liked all of them especially the mains. Lily, however, I wasn't sure if I liked her at first as I first view her as more emotionally driven than intellectually but as I read further, I've grown fond of her. I most certainly did on the last part.
Lastly, I see a lot of people wishing for a different ending but this ending is right and perfect.

Reviewed by: Isis Kelly Rodriguez