Disclosure: *I received a reading copy of this book from the author himself in exchange for my honest review and don’t mean to affect how I will read nor give my opinion about it. My opinion is mine and mine alone after reading the book.
WINNER OF WATTPAD’S 2016 WATTY’S AWARD
“We are bright. We are brave.”
College Freshman Adam West’s world has been falling apart for a long time. Broken, betrayed, abandoned, alone… there’s nothing left for him but a handful of mental illnesses. He’s tired and ready to end it all.
Then, Elizabeth Richards comes along. All it took was the kindness of a stranger to make Adam’s world a just little bit brighter. For the first time in a long time, as they travel the West Coast together, he’s starting to see that there are still some adventures worth living for.
But pain isn’t easily forgotten. And the past doesn’t just disappear. Sometimes the only way to come alive is to fight and wrestle through all the darkest places.
For fans of Stephen Chbosky’s THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER and John Green’s THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, LOVE AND THE SEA AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN shines a light on some of the darkest places of human struggle. Heart-rending and raw, it reminds us that love has the power to bring healing to even the most broken places.
Trigger and Content Warnings: This book contains addiction, suicidal ideation, scenes of violence, trauma, self-harm, illness and disorder.
Brian’s debut novel turns out to be unexpected and good until the last part of it. If I’m being honest here, I can read it by one day though I really wanted to savor this book slowly. This book is so great and poetically composed that every quote I found through is creatively brilliant and literally authentic.
Love And The Sea And Everything In Between is an insightful work of fiction full of dark and light of life, love, and friendship. A must-read book that depicts some related experiences from the characters and how they deal and grow through it. The romance between Adam and Elizabeth is well carry through the story and I like how their chemistry works despite their own struggles and personal conflicts especially Adam whom prone to what as I said earliear as a startup trigger warnings. Their couple tattoos are indeed perfect for each other. As you read the book you’ll find out what those are.
I think I would always follow every Brian’s works – I will actually. His views are passionate and thoughtful. You can grasp every of his ideas and how he apply it through his book. You’ll be immersed with his brilliant writing and handling of those kind of topics. If you haven’t read the book then better have it already plan in your next read and I assure you’ll love and like it.
Born and raised in Oregon, Brian moved to California at sixteen, where he has lived ever since. He’s been writing since he was thirteen-years-old and has been reading for longer. Now 22, Brian is pursuing a degree in Social Work, which he hopes to use to help rescue children and families from bad situations. A fourth generation pastor, he is heavily involved in his local church in the San Francisco Bay Area and is also pursuing his Minister’s License. Brian is currently building his first home, a Tiny House On Wheels (#THOW) in his parents’ backyard. Among other things, he is also passionate about iced tea, animals, adoption, and the arts.
Thank you for reading!