Review: It Ends With Us

Jenny Alvarado, Staff Writer

Colleen Hoover Sends an Inspiring Message.

“Every incident chips away at your limit. Every time you choose to stay, it makes the next time that much harder to leave. Eventually, you lose sight of your limit altogether, because you start to think, ‘I’ve lasted five years now. What’s five more?’”

The book It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover sends a great message to young adults and anyone in general. This book is about a young adult named Lily. When the story begins, Lily has just lost her father, but later on in the book you start to realize why Lily wasn’t so affected by his death. During her father’s funeral, she was asked to go up and say good things about him, and she stood there and said nothing that is very important to the entire book. Her childhood plays a big part in her adulthood. This story teaches a valuable lesson that breaking patterns and habits isn’t impossible.

I would recommend this book to people who are in toxic relationships because it really is helpful, and it would make people feel like they aren’t alone. It’s a great story about choosing yourself over someone that doesn’t treat you right and about ending toxic cycles. Not only does it show a victim’s point of view, but it also shows an outsider’s point of view. To me it was very helpful seeing the two perspectives come to play in this book because at times you (the reader) are the outsider and are yelling at the main character because of the horrible decisions she makes, but the next second you’re empathizing with her because you see what goes through her head.

To me, this book is a little too mature for anyone in middle school. It’s definitely something a high school student would read. This book would be better if the characters acted in a more realistic way, but overall I like the plot, and it’s a great message even if the writing could’ve been better. I rate this book a 7/10.