To Whom It May Concern,
This book was written for you.
It’s our story. Anson’s and mine.
You see, we met when we were five.
I moved in next door. He wrote me a letter…
Asking me to leave.
Through notes on a page, Anson became my best friend.
We’ve spent almost our entire lives loving each other.
We never said the words.
But now… Now he’s said it.
No more secrets.
No more lies.
Can forgiveness be given?
I need your help, I need your advice.
Read our story.
I just finished, The Melody of Us, and I feel like I just read a story about two people who love each other, but keep each other at arms length for no reason. Don't get me wrong, I liked the story line, and the characters, but I feel like there was more heartache going on then there needed to be. With Lyrik practically being on her own at such a young age, I was hoping she would have had a happier life and the feeling of being loved and wanted once she got older. I also wish that Anson and Lyrik didn't hide their friendship from everyone the whole time. I understand their upbringings were totally opposite, and one was more popular then the other, but at the end, I was left feeling that I needed more happiness when it came to them as a couple. One thing I did really like was their letters. Especially the ones when they were five!! Anson and Lyrik had me cracking up on a few of them. The back and forth about not liking each other and Anson telling her to move was too funny.
I want you to move. I don’t know why you’re my neighbor but I don’t want you to be. Your hair is brown and brown is not pretty. Please leave.
I think reading all their letters was one of my favorite things about the story. That was one way I felt like I was able to connect with the characters and their relationship. I just would have liked to read more about the happy side of them. But once it got to that point, the story was already ending. It was good, but unfortunately, I don't think I would consider it one of my favorites.
-Review by Juls
A.L. Wood the "Accidental Serial Writer," resides in Queensbury, NY with her wonderfully supportive husband and just as creative daughter. If you can't find her writing, reading, listening to music you can find her traveling the world with her family. A.L. Wood is always working on the next book and loves connecting with her readers. Be sure to read her twisty rollercoaster ride of emotionally charged books.
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