“This book, this terrible beautiful love story, left me wounded and slightly elated. I finished it at 2 am and was so wrapped in it's nightmarish drama I cried till morning. The pain of the loss, of dreams never to come, of the Hollywood ending I hoped for. No, this story is gritty, heartbreakingly realistic and truthful.
My heart bleed for Will, Lou and his parents. Modern medicine created this level of life, where perhaps it's not worth the pain. We now have the ability to keep someone alive, on the very edge of existence for years. What of the person trapped in the body ? Do they have a choice ? Must they live through unending pain and humilities ? Is that right ? I really don't know and that's what hurt me the most. What choice would I force upon my family if I was faced with this nightmare ? I don't think there are two people who are going to come away with the same experience after reading this book. Life's experiences will tie each of us to different aspects of this tale. I learned something, I felt humbled, and I gained and new appreciation for others.
I don't know how to rate this one. 5 stars is for a book I want to re-read, and I don't want to re-read this. No, once will stick forever. I didn't enjoy reading it, it hurt. It was very good at bringing forth emotions that I like to keep contained. So 4 stars it is.”