It Ends With Us PDF - Overview
It Ends with Us is a romance novel by Colleen Hoover, published by Atria Books on August 2, 2016. It is based on the relationship between Hoover’s mother and father. Hoover described it in 2016 as the hardest book I’ve ever written. The novel sold over a million copies worldwide and has been translated into over twenty languages.
It focuses on Lily Bloom, a young college graduate who moves to Boston and opens her own floral business. She develops feelings for surgeon Ryle Kincaid, who is initially reluctant toward having a serious relationship with her. As their relationship blossoms, Lily has a sudden encounter with her first love Atlas Corrigan.
It Ends With Us
This reintroduction of Atlas threatens her relationship with Ryle, and forces her to come to terms with the trauma of her past and present. As Atlas becomes more prominent within the novel we as an audience discover aspects of Ryle’s life and his personality that were once concealed to both us and Lily. Lily is forced to make a difficult decision between her two loves and what is the best for her life.
In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews wrote, “The relationships are portrayed with compassion and honesty” and concluded that the novel “powerfully illustrates the devastation of abuse—and the strength of the survivors.” Romantic Times wrote, “It Ends with Us is a perfect example of the author’s writing chops and her ability to weave together uplifting, romantic and somber plotlines. No matter your level of fandom, readers will love and respect protagonist Lily and learn something from her struggles.”
The novel won the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance.
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