The death of a Good Book

There is a sinking, depressing chasm created in my chest once I finish a good book, almost as if a good friend has just died.

You knew it was coming, you only had 50 pages left, then 10, then 5, then you’re reading the eulogy aka epilogue, cliff notes, and authors notes, everything at the end of the book so as to prolong its life. But you’re done, it’s finished, the book is dead!

Oh the memories you have though.

Staying up till 2 in the morning and fighting the urge to read on because you have work the next day and you need sleep.

Who needs sleep when you have a good book?

Praying for slow, snail-pace traffic so you can read in between the stop lights.

Smiling to yourself as you read. Cursing that a-hole who pissed both you and the protagonist off. Mentally telling yourself to relax because it’s just a book, it’s just a story, it’s not really real!

divergent_hqIsn’t it real though?!

I believe in its world when I read. I think about what I would do, how I’d respond, and how I would kick that dude in his face and become factionless because it’ll all feel better.

I devoured this book in less than a week. That’s a record for me! A scary but exhilarating feeling. But the emptiness I feel once it’s done makes me uneasy and I have to allow myself some time to grieve . . . true ting.

I knew I wanted the second and third instalments by the time I was half way through the book, but when I was done, I felt I had to take a breath, I had to cry and sulk a bit, and truly appreciate the good friend it’s been these last couple of days.

But now I think I’m ready to move on to Book 2: Insurgent by Veronica Roth because I honestly think Divergent was amazeballs, awesome sauce, and curry gravy all mixed into one.

I just have three simple words for this book:

I . . . LOVE . . . IT!

And YES, I would totes magotes recommend this book to anyone, whether you’re looking for a good read or not.

PS: I cannot wait for the movie now, on pins and needles, and with every clip I see of the trailer I get even more excited. I know the movie will differ from the book, but I’m still eager to see it!

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