Title: Heart Bones
Written By: Colleen Hoover
Published On: February 14th 2023 (this edition)
Publisher of the book: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Genres: Romance, Fiction, Contemporary
Rating: 5 stars
Introduction of the Novel
“Heart Bones” is a novel by Colleen Hoover that tells the story of Beyah Grim, a young woman who has had a tough life. After her mother dies of an overdose, Beyah is left with no choice but to spend the summer with her missing father in South Texas. There, she meets Samson, a tall, handsome youth who reveals he will be leaving for the Air Force Academy in August.
Apart from the differences, they are drawn to each other and agree to stay in the shallow end of a summer fling. However, as their relationship grows, they must deal with the social and legal differences their class differences make.
“Heart Bones” is a novel exploring love, loss, and self-discovery themes. The story is narrated from Beyah’s viewpoint, and the reader gets to see her journey of healing and growth. The characters are nuanced, and the romance between Beyah and Samson is sweet and heartwarming.
As someone who enjoys both romance and coming-of-age novels, I found “Heart Bones” to be the perfect blend of both genres. The story is very soothing, it means it is perfect for those who enjoy prose-heavy stories. The mystery elements of the book are well-done, and the ending is satisfying.
The novel is set in a small town in South Texas, and the author does an excellent job of bringing the setting to life. The descriptions of the town and its inhabitants are vivid and detailed, making it easy to imagine yourself there. The story is also well-paced, with just the right amount of tension and drama to keep you engaged.
One of the things I appreciated most about “Heart Bones” was the way it tackled difficult topics such as class differences and addiction. The author handles these topics with compassion, and the result is a novel that is heartwarming.
Overall, I would highly recommend “Heart Bones” to anyone looking for a well-written and novel that will leave you feeling inspired.