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I think it’s worth reading through until the end. Hanna’s parents were having problems, and Wiesx and Lon became surrogate grandparents to her. As Hanna complains to her mother, before she realizes the full import of the audiobook, it was hard for me to know what kind of story this was. Mar 06, Christina A Reader of Fictions marked it as dnf.

I think Hanna’s viewpoint and her mother’s and her father’s for that matter are so skewed in opposite directions that Hanna can honestly not understand where they are coming from.

Review: How it Ends by Laura Wiess – The Lit Bitch

View all 9 comments. Want to Read saving…. Synopsis, courtesy of author’s website: I am once again completely in awe of Wiess’ writing. First of all, Hannah irritated me. Jun 29, Heather rated it really liked it.

How It Ends

Things get even worse when Hanna is drawn into the story in the audiobook that Helen is listening to. Gran Helen is slowly succumbing to Parkinsons.


Maybe because I am beyond the age where I want to hear about petty friendship squabbles or minor dramas involving clothing and nails. We slowly learn about the characters, discovering who they are and what their lives mean.

I have Leftovers in my TBR pile.

Helen misses the days when Hanna would come over and stay until she had to go home at night. How it Ends Author s: He was such a dick and it was so obvious from the very beginning. I don’t usually go for books that can be described as ‘heartbreaking’ at least, if I know they’re like that beforehandbut you’ve sold me on this one. She tries so hard to be what Hanna needs, but still Hanna slips away and Helen doesn’t understand why her and her husband Lon are childless, she is Hanna’s honorary grandmother.

How It Ends by Laura Wiess

The twists and turns will keep you wondering from the minute you start reading this book unti “I would not willingly peel back the scar tissue protecting the deepest chambers of my heart and reveal the bruised hollows pooled with the blood of old woundsthe terror that just thinking about itbut now, facing darkness I am left with no choice.

The Best Books of I skimmed a few chapters and it seemed like it just got really odd. It was gritty and real and absolutely heartbreaking. I love when a book can touch your heart so strongly. Like Romeo and Juliet, it seems like the main character’s situation continues to decline siess you read.

You could really feel the love that was shared between them and how much they truly meant to each other. I wished she realized how lxura more she deserved.


But Helen has kept a secret from Hanna. I liked the love story part of it–the one between Helen and Lon that is, and Peter and Louise. I recommend this book for anyone, even adults. Helen begins telling the story of her life and how she and her husband met through a book on tape that Hanna thinks is a work of fiction. Hanna’s school has a community service requirement.

Feeling more alone than ever, Hanna gets drawn into an audiobook the older woman is listening to, a fierce unsettling love story of passion, sacrifice, and devotion.

Helen is Hanna’s elderly neighbor, and has been like a grandmother to Hanna ever since she was small. I recommend it highly. It felt like all of them, but not in the beautiful inclusive way–more in the patchwork way.

Maybe that’s what ih the odd parts that wouldn’t normally get me emotional do just that. Instead, all she can offer is an audiobook, a memoir of a life. Aug 17, Librariann rated it it was amazing Shelves: How It Ends just blew me away and let me tell you, how the story ended was not expected. For the last 50 pages I was a crying mess.

I actually felt a nice sense of completion after finishing the book, even if the story and ending left me thinking for days afterward.