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Tillie Cole - „A thousand boy kisses” book review

I was wondering for a long while if the book “A thousand boy kisses” written by Tillie Cole is the one I should read. I wasn’t sure if a tear-jerky novel is the right one for me.
With each and every one of us readers I have learnt how huge of a tear eraser Tillie Cole is, how sad and touching her books are. And to be honest now in the mood for a rather joyful books with a lot of action.
   However I decided to give a chance to “A thousand boy kisses” and see or myself how amazing this novel is.
I have to admit – in some way I was able to discover it.
Rune at the age of five moved from Norway to a small town Blossom Grove in Georgia where he meets Poppy with whom he immediately becomes friends.
   Their relationship over the years is beginning to change until finally the love blossom between them. Love that strong so there is absolutely nothing that can stop it. At least that is how is seems until Rune is forced to move back to Norway and his contact with Poppy quickly breaks. The girl stops replying to his messages or answering any phone calls.
What is the reason?
Do Rune and Poppy have any chance of rebuilding their relationship?

The book will certainly move your heart.
I have to admit before I reached 70 pages I started to pour tears to the point where I had to take a break from reading because I had such a blurry vision that I wasn’t able to read a single sentence.
And that was just the beginning!!
It has been a while since I cried reading a book. It was a story that caused a bump in my throat and despairing nose for the next few days after putting it back on a shelf.
My heart fluttered from despair over this sad and yet hopeful love story.

“One kiss lasts a moment
But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime”

“Why does it take a life ending to learn how to cherish each day? Why must we wait until we run out of time to start accomplish all that we dreamt, when once we had all the time in the world?
Why don’t we look at the person we love the most like it’s the last time we will ever see them?
Because if we did, life would be so vibrant. Life would be so truly and completely lived.”

This book teach – whether we want it or not – a few very important things that we don’t even think about every day.
First of all it teaches forgiveness can heal once hurt or broken heart.
Tillie Cole beautifully talks about the frailty of human life. She teaches us to grasp the day, handful to reach high!

I must say that love described in the book at some point cached my breath. I have never seen a novel with similar love story with such strong emotions, love so great that the relationship between the characters was not doubtful. The feeling of how Rune and Poppy were treated by each other was truly delightful, though from the other side it seemed like being rendered and unreal.
The feeling between the characters is beautiful, is true, but what about it, since there is a little bit of authenticity?
The whole problem is about main characters, the way they talked, what they really said, their way of being, sometimes even small gestures. It was too sweet sometimes, which bothered me very much when I was reading this book I felt lack of authenticity and naturalness. Often, instead of shedding a tear or admiring the beauty of a scene, I scowled and with a disgust I turned over the page, and it effectively took away my pleasure of reading this novel.

In any case, the book itself gets many positive reviews. I hope that, despite the lack of authenticity, you will reach for it and try to discover it yourself.