Oh my. My calendar has this HUGE orange star on it with JUNK and 7 exclamation points after it. I kept counting down the days til the 27th. I think I was excited about this story ;) Hoarding?! EEK! I want in his head!
I did, I got in there, and my what a place that was. My heart ached for Jasper. All that grief and guilt. All that loneliness when all he wanted for someone to stand by his side. I loved when he got mad. That anger meant passion and that passion brought a certain quality to Jasper that most people don't get see.
Lewis, well I think he was more effed up in the head than Jasper. However, I am willing to cut him some slack because of his hippie nudist parents. They cracked me up! I loved when they were on page. There was a lot more to him than counselor though and that was nice to see.
Hoarding is such a sensitive issue and so deep rooted, but Josephine Myles wrote it so beautifully. Maybe because Jasper was beautiful?"This was not a home anymore. This was a burden."
Takes a lot of courage to know when you need help and ask for it.
I loved when Jasper let his guard down and just spoke his mind. He was so honest and raw. Made my heart flutter.
When Jasper clears his house out, I loved how it wasn't an overnight process. It took months. What I would have liked to have seen was how he's overcoming the temptation at work to not bring things home. How he can walk pass a recycling bin and not look in it. How he can actually USE the recycling bin at the end of the day.
Speaking of clearing the house/warehouse...Mas! I want more of this man. He was so free spirited, but underneath that was a lonely man. Made me want to just grab him and hug him.
Overall, great story, but kind of makes me look at my bookshelves a little more closely now. Do I have enough books? One clear answer...NOPE!