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Leslie’s Book Bliss: The Final Piece by Maggi Myers
One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. The circumstances of this story are difficult and tragic at best, but Ms. Meyers draws a gentle, yet beautiful picture – one that will make you wish you had stashed the Kleenex a little closer.
The Final Piece is not for the faint of heart. It deals with some extremely tragic events of abuse in a young girl’s life and quite frankly, some parts are terribly ugly. Life unfortunately hands us “ugly” at times, but it’s how we choose to deal with those pieces that gets us through our once shattered lives. Beth, the main character, picks up the shard remains of her past and evaluates them; eventually realizing that the final piece of her salvation is closer than she thinks.
The characters that stick by her without condition are some of the loveliest “pieces” a reader will ever encounter and that’s exactly what a very fragile Beth needs. They embrace all her brokenness to hopefully reveal the obviously exquisite person that is still hiding within her. The rich and undeniable romance between Beth and Ryan is simply a once in a lifetime kind of love, and will make the reader delight in their sometimes rocky journey together.
I honestly don’t often cry in books. I actually held it together until the very end, when my heart had finally met it’s breaking point. When a book can reach that level of emotion in me, it earns it’s place in my five star ranking – and this one certainly made the mark. Ms. Meyers wrote a book in a most profound way. Her gentleness in handling such unfortunate events in a child’s life was sweet brilliance.