This is how you lose her // Junot Diaz

published 2012 // 213 pages
isbn: 978-1-59448-736-1
read from: 4/3-9/2015


"Okay, we didn't work, and all
memories to tell you the truth aren't good. 
But sometimes there were good times. 
Love was good. I loved your crooked sleep
beside me and never dreamed afraid. 

There should be stars for great wars like ours." 

-Sandra  Cisneros                            


i must admit it was that damn first page that got me. 
id seen it in several instagram pages and i was all about it! i mean it says it all. 
that, and the cover. 

i went to the library to check out girl on the train to no avail and then i remembered this one. 

This book is based on Yunior (Junior) and basically his story. from cheating on his morena and losing her even though he never thought he would. 
he cheated on her with x amount of chicks and he got caught because one of them wrote and sent him a letter detailing everything. 

of course they try to make it work but you know its gone to shit. i mean you can only care so much right? 

i will admit because of my history, the first few pages hit real close to home. not the cheating but the wanting to make things work and then not knowing why two people cant make it work no matter how hard they "try."

the one part that stuck out to me when they went on their trip to Santo Domingo (i think that's where they went. I'm telling you, horrible memory!) is when Yunior goes on a drive with the Vice President to this super secluded area where they hang him by the ankles in to this pitch black hole and he just starts thinking about everything and then
"and that's when i know its over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, its the end."
boom.

as far as the rest of the book, its just about his family and his brother and the cancer and how it takes him basically like 5 years to get over her and even then.

i will say that he does not end up with anyone. 
but he does i guess finally realize the idiocy that he created and how stupid he was in all the cheating he did while he was with her and so on and so on. 

i want to say this book was good but i personally wasn't crazy about it. the hype around it wasn't it for me. 
but its still a good book. 

have you read it?
what did you think? 

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