Years before Trip Wiley could be seen on movie screens all over the world, he could be seen sitting in the desk behind me in my high school English class.
Men are not men anymore, women are not women. We are different. Women have stronger qualities than men, men have stronger qualities than women, and that’s OK. We are not equal. That isn’t to say or is above the other. It means, we have our own differences, and they should be cherished, not manipulated so we all become asexual, robotic, politically correct utilities.
“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; for they shall never be broken.”
Sahara Lee is damaged by grief and guilt.
Ten years ago her world was turned upside down and she never recovered. One decision, one choice, one accident killed the person she was before.
The old Sahara had family, friends, and the love of her life. Now Sahara isolates herself from any and everything she once loved. Immersing herself in fashion, art, and music as a way to escape the pain of the past, she accepts her lonely existence as penance for the role she played in the accident.
That is, until she meets Tyree Barker.
Back to Life reminds you that living and existing are two completely different ways to go through life. Grief will break you but guilt, guilt will destroy you. And once that happens, what can bring you back to life?
Never complain when things are too easy.
“You don’t need a boyfriend to complete you, and you certainly don’t need one to make you popular, prettier or smarter. As long as you’re being yourself, then you’re perfect.”
I haven’t anticipated this book to be this good. Surprisingly, the flow of the story was smooth and the mood of the characters was very contagious and I found it difficult to stop the overcoming multitude of emotions I felt especially towards Karen.