This was the best novel I read last year, hands down. It was heartfelt, moving, tense, intimate and beautiful. I can’t praise this book enough.
The book revolves seventeen-year-old Elio and his father’s house guest Oliver who share a brief yet intense love affair one Italian summer. It changes them for a lifetime.
‘We rip so much out of ourselves to be cured for things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything – what a waste.’
The story is told from Elio’s point of view, and is so beautifully written that you can feel everything he feels. His fear, tenderness and desire. The writing sucks you in and you get transported into the story.
Now there isn’t much of a plot to this book to be honest, but that doesn’t make it a less enjoyable read in anyway. The way it’s written by André more than makes up for it. You truly feel like your sharing the experience of their romance with them.
Again, this is another book I’ve read that tells a LGBTQ love story well. It’s not even about that, it’s just the love and passion between two people. But it’s great to see a book featuring a love story between two men become so popular. Proving anyone can read this wonderful novel.
Did you guys like this book? Any book suggestions for me? Comment and let me know…