Borrowed, Bought or ARC: This was an ARC granted to me through NetGalley and the publishers. I am very thankful for this opportunity. All thoughts published below are my honest and true opinion.
Where did I get it?: As stated above, I got this from NetGalley.
Publisher: Agora Books
Genres: General Adult Fiction, Womens Fiction
Number of pages: 240
Release date: October 3rd 2019
Dear Edie, I wanted you to know so many things. I wanted to tell you them in person, as you grew. But it wasn’t to be.
Jess never imagined she’d be navigating single motherhood, let alone while facing breast cancer. A life that should be just beginning is interrupted by worried looks, heavy conversations, and the possibility of leaving her daughter to grow up without her.
Propelled by a ticking clock, Jess knows what she has to do: tell her daughter everything. How to love, how to lose, how to forgive, and, most importantly, how to live when you never know how long you have.
From best-selling author Laura Pearson comes her most devastating book yet. Honest, heart-wrenching, and emotionally raw, I Wanted You To Know is a true love letter to life: to all its heartache and beauty, to the people we have and lose, to the memories and moments that define us.
This book was really sad! I was glad I had things to do in between reading this book because I would get teary eyed. It hurt so bad to know that Jess wasn’t going to get better. I kept hoping and hoping that something would happen but it never did.
One of my favorite things about this book was the unconventional family that they had. As soon as Jess told Gemma she was sick, Gemma really stepped up to help. She was constantly over watching with Edie or helping Jess get to her appointments or get things in order.
One thing I hated in this book was Jess’s mom. She grated my nerves so much. At one point she does something that I could not believe and I was furious. It feels like it gets swept under the rug and I am still fuming about it.
All and all, I would give this one three stars!
Here are some links on Breast Cancer that I was able to research.