The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

Hey guys!

Firstly I’d like to thank Penguin Random House for sending my this novel in return for an honest review. I was incredibly happy to receive a finished copy of this novel in my mail, and got to reading it right away!

This novel quickly became one that I loved so very much, and I definitely think you all should consider picking it up as soon as you can!

I’m just going to jump right into it!


Goodreads Rating: 4.07/5F29BC4AF-6394-483B-82F1-11F93DCC211D
Pages: 352 Pages
Published: March 6th, 2018
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Plot:
Music brought Autumn, Shay, and Logan together. Death wants to tear them apart.

Autumn always knew exactly who she was—a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined by two things: her bond with her twin sister, Sasha, and her love of music. And Logan always turned to writing love songs when his love life was a little less than perfect.

But when tragedy strikes each of them, somehow music is no longer enough. Now Logan can’t stop watching vlogs of his dead ex-boyfriend. Shay is a music blogger struggling to keep it together. And Autumn sends messages that she knows can never be answered.

Despite the odds, one band’s music will reunite them and prove that after grief, beauty thrives in the people left behind


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This novel was one that was so incredibly sad and uplifting at the same time.

Characters

This novel tells the story of three different losses and shows the process each of our main characters goes through to combat the sadness they feel after each loss. You can’t help but make your own connections to these characters after learning their stories and feeling their pain as though it is yours.

I loved each and every character we had the opportunity to meet or read about, including the deceased individuals. It was really interesting to read about these characters and understand who they were without actually “meeting” them in the novel.

I think this novel did a wonderful job showing the truth behind death and the different grieving processes that can occur with different people.

Plot

This novel had three different points of view that we were able to follow and I loved the inclusion of three different POVs, it made the novel move so quickly and it makes you never want to put the novel down. The characters that this novel followed were also connected through a band.

The best way for me to describe this novel is to compare it to the Valentine’s Day movie… if you’ve seen it, if not, then never mind…

This plot was something that I thought was so very important for me personally to read because I have not faced much loss throughout my life thankfully. Having not faced any loss, it’s very hard for me to understand what to do or say to someone who has lost a loved one. I want to be there for someone, but I don’t want to be overbearing and rude.

Another thing this story did really well was incorporating the several different coping mechanisms with our three different characters. I don’t want to go too in depth with this because I think it’s better to read the novel and find out for yourselves, but I think that this was an incredibly smart and well thought out plot point.

Writing

The writing in this novel flowed really well. I never found many moments in which I wanted to put the novel down, which made this novel a super quick read for me. I loved Ashley Woodfolk’s writing style and I thought it worked incredibly well for the novel that she put out. It was truthful and showed the incredibly thought she put into this novel when writing it.

It is very obvious that Ashley wanted to have this message and these stories be heard and be something that will stick with the reader well after they finish the book.


That concludes my review for The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk. I hope you all enjoyed!

Thank you so much for reading and don’t forget to follow my blog as well as my other social media sites linked in the side bar.

Until next time,

Rimpy Toor

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7 thoughts on “The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

  1. I’m glad you enjoyed this one! I really enjoyed the alternating perspectives and exploring each of the characters’ suffering and how they dealt with it. At time it felt a bit repetitive to me, but all in all I found it very enjoyable, and really liked how the characters’ lives merged.

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