Pages: 188 pages
Publisher: Katalina Playroom
Published: May, 2011
Form: E-Book (Review Copy)
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A heart breakingly beautiful story of eight friends who were an inseperable group back in high school, now remember life together and each other, adjusting their current life as one of their now splintered group is killed in a hit and run accident.Coffee at Little Angels by Nadine Rose Larter"Phillip, Sarah, Kaitlyn, Caleb, Maxine, Grant, Melanie and Josh grew up in a small town where they spent their high school years together as an inseparable clique. But high school has ended, and they are all living their own “grown up” lives, each under the impression that their group has basically come to an end. When Phillip dies in a hit and run accident, Kaitlyn summons the others to all come back home, forcing a reunion that no one is particularly interested in partaking in.
Coffee at Little Angels follows how each character deals with the death of a childhood friend while at the same time dealing with their own ignored demons after years of separation. Events unfold as the group tries to rekindle the friendship they once shared to honour the memory of a friend they will never see again."
Each of the eight friend’s first person narratives run through contemplating their friendships of the past, and how each one was back then and how they are now, while going through the motions of grieving the loss of their childhood friend.
Sarah's is the most heartbreaking to read, and brings tears to your eyes... you cannot help thinking about your own spouse and how their loss would affect you. The story makes you think about death and how we are individuals when processing it.
As sad as the process of the friends contemplations is, there are bright moments, memories that keep the book from being depressive, the little lights arranged in the shape of supporting characters, friends and memories bring the warmth to the story to balance the sadness, and its done so well.
The story grabs you right away and doesn't let go, you get invested in the story and the lives of these 8 high school friend grown up. It opens brilliantly with Phillip's account on the very last morning of his life.
I can't tell more of the story because you just have to experience it.
The story is beautifully written, heartbreaking and lets you take a look at your own life and your own losses, but manages to do it a way that you feel better having read it.
Beautiful story of love and loss, friendship and time. I highly recommend this, I feel privileged to have had a chance to read it.
Started Reading : 26th of July 2011
Finished reading 30th of July 2011
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