After the End




Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. They're best friends, lovers—unshakable. But then their son gets sick and the doctors put the question of his survival into their hands. For the first time, Max and Pip can't agree. They each want a different future for their son.
 
What if they could have both?
 
A gripping and propulsive exploration of love, marriage, parenthood, and the road not taken, After the End brings one unforgettable family from unimaginable loss to a surprising, satisfying, and redemptive ending and the life they are fated to find. With the emotional power of Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper, Mackintosh helps us to see that sometimes the end is just another beginning.


My Review

This is the first book where I was not really a fan. The premise for this book is a sad one, In fact, you have probably seen some version of this story in the newspaper. 

Honestly, when it came down to choosing sides between Max and Pip; I really could not pick one. That is because I could see the pros and cons from each of their view points when it came to their son. In the end there really was no winner. 

So, here is why I was not such a fan of this book. It is the type of story where you crave the strong emotional connection you should have towards the characters. Yet, I struggled finding this connection. It was like I was a bystander standing on the outside trying to look in. If I had found that bond; I can tell you that my feelings towards this book would have been a different story.

Comments

Mystica said…
I doubt a winner can be picked. What a choice for either parent.

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