Spellbinding, timeless, and achingly poignant, How It Ends is a story of Laura Wiess crafts a riveting and emotionally powerful tale of beauty. How it Ends by Laura Wiess, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. I was pleasantly surprised by this book, How it Ends by Laura Weiss. It is one of those that just captures you right away. It is a quick read and.

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I had no idea the strong issues that this story would touch upon. But Helen has kept a secret from Hanna. Hanna’s parents were having problems, and Helen and Lon became surrogate grandparents to her. Her entire life seems to be focused on the cute and at ir charming Seth.

It’s a story of young love, untamed lust, a first kiss, heartbreak, life lessons, and learning to say good-bye. The main characters are relatable, accurate, and easy to understand. Confused, Hanna seeks lzura with her elderly neighbor Helen, who has been her surrogate grandmother since she was very small.

Hanna knows that Helen’s life isn’t how she would want to be living it but is there really anything that she can do? Helen’s illness has become too much for Lon to handle alone. In a If I could give this book 10 stars, I would.

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Then she gets him — but their relationship is hurtful, stormy and critical, not at all what Hanna thinks a perfect love should be. The ending left me a little hollow inside, from feeling so much tension and emotions throughout the book. Although, it was hard to know the setting sometimes.


Hanna is a fascinating, multifaceted character, with lots of different angles. They are basically her grandparents. The first half of this book alternates from Hanna’s POV to Helen’s, but mostly Hanna’s, mostly the pursuit of Seth which is so frustrating because Hanna seems to be the only person who does see that Seth is a jerk and won’t stop being a jerk ever.

Helen is slowly dying.

Review: How it Ends by Laura Wiess

That scenario played out with Hanna and I think it added a great, naive element to the story in light of all the other events. Seth is controlling and all they seem to do is hurt each other. I finished my book. That part of the book I could live without, and skimmed over most of her sections.

Seth is controlling and all they seem to do anymore is fight. I had a hard time understanding how Hanna, who grew up feeling loved and witnessing her parents’ healthy marriage, would fall for a guy like Seth who treated her with such utter disregard. I like the colors and the font used. Wiesz truly beautiful, poignant novel that will require a box of tissues to read.

I began reading this story thinking it would be a YA novel – nothing tooyou know.

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I love you, and because of that am going to try and raise the dead. How It Ends Trade Paperback How It Ends is one of the best books I have ever read. But Helen is sick and wants to tell Hanna the truth about her life, to clear away all of the fairy tales that she’d woven for the young child Hanna had been.

Like Hanna I always want to hear stories with Happy Endings when I feel enda, or conflicted with the world.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. I found myself feeling sorry for Gran and her loneliness. Aug 10, Lucy rated it liked it Shelves: I’ve never read a book even remotely close to this and really enjoyed it! But I really felt for Helen.


There were so many lara things about this book, and a few things that I didn’t like. She’s told Hanna the romantic story of how she met and fell in love with Lon. Jun 05, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: The prologue This book had me on the verge of actual, literal, salty fresh tears.

How It Ends not only sucks Hanna into it but, you as the reader too. Hanna is growing up and is more concerned about boys and being popular than spending time with elderly Helen.

While reading I was a bit confused about the audiobook but then towards the end I did understood why. She’s wanted him since she noticed him on the first day of sophomore year. Helen and Lon’s love story made this book so much better.

I was so sick of happy endings, I wanted something realistic and after reading the synopsis I knew this book was exactly what I was looking for. It is one of those that just captures you right away. The audio book frustrates Hanna ohw the ups and downs that the main character, Louise, struggles through. Their relationship is really sweet and makes you long to hug your own grandma!

Spellbinding, timeless, and achingly poignant, How It Hlw is a story of how love ends, how it begins, and how people and events have the ability to change who we are without our even realizing it. It’s just something you have to discover for yourself.