Monday, January 11, 2016
The Night We Said Yes, by Lauren Gibaldi
I liked the literary device, which while slightly gimmicky, became a beautiful way of telling a story that is a lot about fond memories and nostalgia. It was a very effective way to provide backstory to a romantic story with a lot of regret packed in. It works best in the beginning, but wears out as the relationship matures in both timeframes. By the point that we know what is going to happen to them (in the present, in particular), the flashbacks lose their urgency and I tired of them. But I still think it was an effective approach.