Book Review: Midnight Sun by Trish Cook
Sadly, I had seen the film before I read this book so I already knew what happened, but I still loved it nonetheless - I ended up bawling my eyes out all over again!
This is a short but heart wrenching book. The romance between Katie and Charlie is so touc
hing, and I love the relationship between Katie and her father. I cannot imagine having to live with knowing you/your daughter has a life threatening disease and there is nothing you can do about it. The fact that Katie isn't scared to go out into the world and embrace life despite the dangers it possesses is inspiring and I can only hope that I'd be able to be that strong were I in a similar situation.
The ending to this book is heart breaking but it felt very hopeful, demonstrating the character's inner strength and ability to make the best of life. I will be keeping an eye out for more books by this author.
Also, the film adaptation is very good and also accurate to the book, so I'd recommend watching that too!
Read the summary below:
Seventeen-year-old Katie Price has a rare disease that makes exposure to even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Confined to her house during the day, her company is limited to her widowed father and her best (okay, only) friend. It isn't until after nightfall that Katie's world opens up, when she takes her guitar to the local train station and plays for the people coming and going.
Charlie Reed is a former all-star athlete at a crossroads in his life - and the boy Katie has secretly admired from afar for years. When he happens upon her playing guitar one night, fate intervenes and the two embark on a star-crossed romance.
As they challenge each other to chase their dreams and fall for each other under the summer night sky, Katie and Charlie form a bond strong enough to change them - and everyone around them - forever.