Three Amazing Things About You by Jill Mansell | A book review
This review is about Three Amazing Things About You. To start off, I would like to tell you three things about me:
- I moved out of the house three months ago, and my house is still not done.
- I hate reading a translated book. I’m reading one right now – in Dutch – and I keep translating it back to English in my head.
- At the moment I’m watching Glee by myself (love it) and Mad Men (neutral feeling towards it) with my boyfriend on Netflix
Hey guys! It’s Monday, and if you’ve been following a while, you know that I post reviews on Monday. (and at the moment nothing else but reviews, but hopefully that’ll change soon!)
Two weeks ago, I talked about a fluffy romance, and I said it’s been a while since I read one of those. Well, I read one again. Three Amazing Things About You by Jill Mansell was quite the read. Mansell is one of my favorite authors, just because you can rely on her to write a solid 3-5 star book. Whenever I’m in the mood for a funny, feelgood, romantic book, I turn to her.
Here’s a little synopsis: Hallie has a secret. She’s in love. He’s perfect for her in every way, but he’s seriously out of bounds. And her friends aren’t going to help her because what they do know is that Hallie doesn’t have long to live. Time is running out…
Flo has a dilemma. She really likes Zander. But his scary sister won’t be even faintly amused if she thinks Zander and Flo are becoming friends – let alone anything more.
Tasha has a problem. Her new boyfriend is the adventurous type. And she’s afraid one of his adventures will go badly wrong.
The book begins as Hallie goes on a journey. A donor has been found and she’s about to be given new lungs. But whose?
My thoughts on Three Amazing Things About You
Okay, I LOVED this book. This book has everything for me, and I would like to dissect it for you.
- Family: Hallie has a great relationship with her mom. Even though it isn’t very present in the book, in the little moments that she talks about her, you know how close they are. Probably because of Hallie’s illness, and I can relate to that.
- Friendship: Hallie has good friends, and one best friend in particular. And she is an amazing support for Hallie, despite her illness.
- Romance: As you can read in the synopsis, all three parts of the story have an incredible romance one way or the other. The forbidden romance, the difficult one and the secret one. All three stories have a great burning romance and I loved it all.
Next to those, the stories are fluffy and funny, but there is a serious undertone throughout the book. It deals with chronic illness, organ transplant and death. The three main characters are all different, but you can relate to each one of them, because of the amazing writing skill Jill Mansell has.
Throughout the book, you switch between the three women, and while sometimes I don’t like this (because there is always one story you like the best), I loved all three of these separate stories. And the way it all ties in together is everything.
This book gave me all of the emotions and more. I cried a little, I laughed a lot. And in between I felt a lot of sappy goodness in my belly. Just perfect overall.
Definitely 5/5 stars!