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It soaks our soul and leave us with peace in our mind and a smile on our face.
le 10 juin 2014
"I believe in Bonnie and Clyde" and I believe in Amy Harmon!
I became a HUGE fan since "Running Barefoot" and "Making Faces" just blew me away. Every one of her book is a pearl and "Infinity + One" is an other masterpiece. I baught "Infinity + One" with blind faith, not knowing what would be the plot and I'm so happy I did it.
Amy has me wrapped around her little finger.
I love her writing style. It's elegant, light, effortless (or so it seems)and deeply beautiful (I'd like to write weepily beautiful). And her books are always insightful (I know, no pressure for your next book Amy, sorry :-).
Back to "Infinity + One" now.
Finn (Infinity Clyde) is an ex con who was at the bad place at the bad time. He's been convicted to four years prison for unknowingly helping his brother in an armed robbery.But he is so much more than that. He is a brilliant mathematician. I loved how Amy made mathematics seem like beautiful poetry. It's a tribute to her talent really because I assure you I'm not usually moved by paradox and equations.
Finn will rescue Bonnie Rae, country singer and acclaimed star. Right after his heroic move, he questions his decision: "He sat on the Blazer's rusted bumper, torn between his own survival and the survival of the weeping girl he'd walked away from."
Bonnie Rae is in a bad place, grieving the death of her identical twin, Minnie Mae. Her entourage, especially her Gran, has used her talent to bring in money, uncaring for her own feelings."They didn't tell me(her sister's death)until after her funeral, a week later. And Gran didn't want me to cancel the dates."
Her whole world fell apart "When I got home, nobody was there but my mama. Daddy had moved out, Cash was in jail and Hank just out of rehab." "Time may heal all wounds but it ain't no plastic surgeon". Her Gran is determined to reap all the money she can from Bonnie's celebrity "My job is making money. It's just... everything I thaught I was working for was a lie. Gran had stolen every part of me."
When both meet, they'll embark on a road trip across US. Bonnie just wants to find herself, to find "real", to think. She immediately trust Finn "Big, bad, long haired and tatooed. A bit uptight." She soon realises she was "starving, hungry for companionship, affection, connection."
They'll overcome many ordeals on their road trip and it'll cement their connection and deepen their feelings. It'll become a healing journey, a time to come to term with their twin's death.
Amy made me smile and hope in human goodness with all Bonnie and Finn's helping gestures. They were like The Good Samaritan. Bonnie honours her sister's memory " Behind everyone in need Minnie saw an opportunity to make the world a better place.It was like she knew she had only a little while to leave her mark."
Amy made me cry too "Do you ever feel like you've forgotten something only to realize it's not something, it's someone... I'll check to make sure I haven't left my purse, my phone..Then I realize it's Minnie. I've lost Minnie."
This book, like "Making faces" and her other books made me feel cleansed. Like the earth after a storm when the light is softer, the air is lighter and nature's smell is so powerful it soaks our soul and leave us with peace in our mind and a smile on our face.
That's the power of Amy, her special grace.
Don't ever stop writing stories Amy, I like them too much.