The Light We Lost - Jill Santopolo

The Light We Lost Summary

Written By Jill Santopolo

Readers Score: 4.5/5
4.5
Rated by 2,102 Readers

The Light We Lost Book Summary

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The New York Times Bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
 
“This love story between Lucy & Gabe spans decades and continents as two star-crossed lovers try to return to each other…Will they ever meet again? This book kept me up at night, turning the pages to find out, and the ending did not disappoint.”—Reese Witherspoon

One Day meets Me Before You meets your weekender bag.”—The Skimm

“Extraordinary.”—Emily Giffin

He was the first person to inspire her, to move her, to truly understand her. Was he meant to be the last?


Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can make her decision, she must start her story—their story—at the very beginning.

Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated—perhaps they'll find life's meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other's hearts.

This devastatingly romantic debut novel about the enduring power of first love, with a shocking, unforgettable ending, is Love Story for a new generation.
 
“It's the epic love story of 2017.”—Redbook

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About the book:

The Light We Lost is a Fiction & Literature book, written By Jill Santopolo. As a testament to the Book's popularity, it has gathered a rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5 Stars, on Reviews by 2,102 Readers who strongly recommends this book.


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  • I loved this one

    5
    By picky eaters club
    Sincere and well crafted
  • An okay read to get yourself lost in

    3
    By Patriciaaa15
    I love cheesy romance novels but this one read like a ridiculous soap opera half the time. The girl is basically hung up on her ex and spends the whole book moping about him. It was fun to read for the passionate romance but other than that it was hard to relate to any of the characters especially Lucy, as it felt like there was no depth to her and frankly, she was really immature. Cmon girl, deal with your feelings and truly move on before you get involved and start a family with a new man.
  • Slow

    2
    By Idon't have one
    Half way through this and it’s boring, I’m skipping pages and then I Just gave up.

Comments

  • An okay read to get yourself lost in

    3
    By Patriciaaa15
    I love cheesy romance novels but this one read like a ridiculous soap opera half the time. The girl is basically hung up on her ex and spends the whole book moping about him. It was fun to read for the passionate romance but other than that it was hard to relate to any of the characters especially Lucy, as it felt like there was no depth to her and frankly, she was really immature. Cmon girl, deal with your feelings and truly move on before you get involved and start a family with a new man.
  • Slow

    2
    By Idon't have one
    Half way through this and it’s boring, I’m skipping pages and then I Just gave up.
  • Emotional. Daring. Brave.

    5
    By klzuskind
    The first word coming to my mind to describe this book was ‘wow’. I was hooked from the start and couldn’t put it down. The words held such meaning that I could truly feel the emotions on the page reach my heart. There was something so special about this book that I know it’ll be one of my favorites for a long time to come.
  • The light we lost

    5
    By Parce1971
    Great writing! Very moving book. I loved it!
  • The Light We Lost

    5
    By Lu cky Rat
    Wow! What a powerful, moving story! Truly remarkable and very gripping! I think I experienced every possible emotion while reading this! This is one novel that will stay with me forever!
  • Personally relatable, could be categorized as non-fiction

    4
    By srsim0108
    I recommend it for someone who is trying to move-on from a break-up of a long-term relationship (only when you feel stabIe). I really enjoyed the journal-concept of the book, makes it light-reading without reducing the emotions in it. The content (e.g. reasons for Lucy and Gabe’s separation, Lucy giving Darren a chance, Lucy and Darren together) is very real. I totally understood her point of view and the way she thinks. I was really heart-broken on what happened at the end, but Lucy’s internal thoughts are really satisfying.
  • Wow

    4
    By Gracie_Lou_82
    Spoilers.. SO DO NOT READ ON!!!! knew in the first few chapters I was into it when reading the sample. However, knowing the writing was a person speaking to someone not answering it gave a since of what was to come. I feel so much from this book. The description of their love is that of what i have felt with someone else, and we have been in and out of each other’s lives for so long... it’s hard to pull away when all you wanna do is remain lost in it. I like that in the end she wrote the letter stating the truth. I just wish that after the letter there was some sort of knowing what happened with her and Darren. The book was good, so I gave it 4 starts. Not five because of the death factor.
  • Where is the ending?

    2
    By Jena-MT
    Did the author die? It just stops.....
  • Overdone, overly dramatic, and tacky

    1
    By toppopbella000
    I thought I would enjoy this book, as I am a Columbia grad myself and love a good romance, but this let me down big time. Right off the bat, the inclusion of 9/11 in the first chapter was disrespectful and was not necessary for the plot. The main character is extremely annoying and overly dramatic. My least favorite thing about this book was the author’s writing style. The narrator mentions every move during dialogue, which is distracting and annoying. I have no idea how the author got this published. Don’t waste your time.