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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Jun 05, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: I was blubbering and sobbing out loud, willing the book to go back and change the outcome of the story. At first, some parts of the ehds seemed far-fetched, but as the reader goes on, it becomes very real and understandable. One of the things Seth points out to Hanna is that she reads too much and lives her life in fiction.

Their relationship is really sweet and makes you long to hug your own grandma! And I loved the connection between Helen and Lon her husband.

It was gritty and real and absolutely heartbreaking. MTV August 4,pages.

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Seth is cont Following her stunning and critically acclaimed novels Such a Pretty Girl and LeftoversLaura Wiess crafts a riveting and emotionally powerful tale of beauty, destruction Then again paura I thought about it, I probably would have been the exact same at 15 so there is that. I finished my book. 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.

This is such a sad story told from dueling points of view of Hanna who is just seeing her life as a Sophmore in HS begin, to her neighbor Helen who is slowly watching her body fail her and is powerless to stop it. She loves a boy who is anything but nice to her, yet she keeps Wow, this book is so much more than I ever thought it would be!


How it Ends chronicles the stories of Helen and Hanna. Hanna was funny and charming kaura Helen played the sweet, mysterious mentor to Hanna. View all posts by The Lit Bitch.

How It Ends by Laura Wiess

Recommended to Julie by: Schoenmaker and her husband’s devotion to each other is about to reach its shattering, irrevocable conclusion. I was slightly overwhelmed at first. How It Ends by Laura Wiess. I’m sure you know what I mean! I understand what the ebds is trying to do to juxtapose her story next to the other story and stories within stories that run alongside this book, but I just never felt the emotional resonance that I wanted to feel with her.

Review: How it Ends by Laura Wiess

Being an avid reader I can sympathize with Hanna, it is sometimes hard to see the line between fiction and reality. I stuck to my page rule and by pagemy eyes started watering and I couldn’t put the book down. In some ways, this is a coming of age story but in a way that not many people go through it. So sad, so real. In an effort to right some wrongs, Helen is determined to tell Hanna the truths she has kept hidden most of her life and so begins the agonizing sub-story to How It Ends.

She’s told Hanna the romantic story of how she met and fell in love with Lon. The circumstances in which they meet are horrific though. Books by Laura Wiess. Hanna gets drawn into the story, but before long she begins to question what is fiction and what is history–and how it all connects to the present day and the people she loves. Her heart is set on getting the attention of Seth, a cool, guitar playing junior.


Hanna’s school has a community service requirement. But Helen has kept a secret from Hanna. First of all, the characters: While caring for Mrs.

May 12, Beatrix rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 11 comments. She’s got the complex teenage girl down pat. I wish I could tell you all how this book made me feel. At least until she meets Jesse, a misunderstood motorcyclist who can’t seem to forget her and who manages to make her smile every time s Hanna has finally got everything she could ever want.

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As she grows older, Hanna spends less and less time with Gran, which causes a lot of heartache on both sides. Helen misses the days when Hanna would come over and stay until she had to wiesx home at night.

My problem with Hanna was that she realized she was making bad decisions but did it anyways.

Schoenmaker has advanced Parkinson’s, and her husband can’t always be there to watch over her. This book was a tragic and twisted tale of the struggle of youth, and the significance of innocence.