I am proud to say that I am a Daddy’s Girl. And it’s sad because this is the fifth Fathers’ Day that I didn’t get to spend with him because he’s living in Dubai, and I’m here in Manila. Can you imagine how much I cry whenever I read topics about Dads and daughters and ughh. That just breaks me.
So, in (late) celebration of Fathers’ Day, here are the books which made me sob my lungs out that have a special place for fathers.
I know Nicholas Sparks has a rep, but you should really set aside this bias for this book. Although in the tradition of Nicholas Sparks, somebody also dies in this book soooo.
This book is about Ronnie, her teenage angst against the world, and yes, her father. She and her brother were forced to spend one summer with their estranged father that will eventually pave the way for one of the most heartbreaking reunion ever. And although it is written in the usual Nicholas Sparks fashion, which is Boy meets Girl, Some Crisis, Somebody Dies, Cathartic Ending, what I loved about this book was although there is a romantic journey for Ronnie, her bonds with her father was never out of the spotlight. It turns the story and grips you until you are in too deep.
The movie is not so bad, so if you’re not really into reading, I don’t know what you’re doing in my blog. Loljk. The movie’s not so bad. But the book is still better, for me at least. The books is definitely more cathartic than the movie.
2. 52 Reasons To Hate My Father by Jessica Brody
This one is what you read after the tear-jerker The Last Song. It is funny and very light, but at the end of the book, there are some things you may or may not pick up and use in real life.
The story starts as Lexi, daughter of a billionaire media mogul, crashes herself into yet another thick situation. She is your stereotypical billionaire-daughter-turned-attention-whore, so she definitely made some bad decisions. So her father thought that maybe it is high time Lexi experience how it is to work your way up. So in order for Lexi to keep her trust fund, she has to do 52 odd jobs in 52 weeks to prove herself to her father.
The book is very light, but it is written very interestingly. Though the story is somewhat cliche, the writing keeps you reading and reading until you’ve hit the last pages.
3. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
I’m keeping this list short because all I really want to do is to rec this book to all you people!
I have to admit I loved The Last Song. But, once you read this book, you will realize how more excruciating you will love Second Chance Summer!
Like the first two books, Taylor doesn’t like the cards she had been dealt with. But she have to suck it up because her father’s dying and this might just be their last summer together.
I really don’t know what exactly made me love this book, but I know how much I was gripped and engrossed by this book that I was literal sobbing by the last chapters and didn’t even realize I was until I had to come up for air. So you see the pattern of the books I love: books that will slowly creep on you until it’s too late to put them down. I love it when I don’t have to think about the story, just dragging you along the flow until you’re already drowning in the emotions evoked by the book.
And that’s how it is for Second Chance Summer.
- The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks (musingsbymustangreaders.wordpress.com)