What were the main themes of the book? How well did the author execute these themes? I think the central theme for this book is self-esteem. John Smith (can't believe that he really had such a plain name) is a simple soul who meets with "complicated" at a street corner and things go in all directions but good after that.
Describe 2 different settings or locations. One - "Sam, there’s one thing I’ve learned from all of this and that is, life is short, life is tender. It can be taken away in the blink of an eye." The background of this conversation was simple but really tug at you.
Two - "As their laughter faded and they sobered, Alex told her, “It’s not over." This signifies the beginning of something new for Alyssa, and you want to feel happy for her but as the story hasn't ended you keep turning the pages to see if you have guessed the ending correctly.
Were you able to connect with the main character and why? Definitely. Alyssa comes across as someone who depicts strength under all circumstances.
Which did you find more appealing, the introduction or the conclusion? Definitely the ending. The build up to the ending was just splendid.
Why would you recommend or not recommend this book? Yes, I would recommend this book. It's a riveting story that will capture your heart.
Disclosure - I received a free book from the author in exchange for an honest review.