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Bright Side
Bright Side | Kim Holden
Secrets.Everyone has one.Some are bigger than others.And when secrets are revealed,Some will heal you ...And some will end you.Kate Sedgwick's life has been anything but typical. She's endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there's a reason her best friend Gus calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She's also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks.They both feel it.But they each have a reason to fight it.They each have a secret.And when secrets are revealed,Some will heal you ...And some will end you.
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MelKelsey
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I listened to Bright Side by Kim Holden. Kate, despite having a hard life, is an optimist. She is starting college with a different end goal than traditional freshmen. This novel is a slice of life (albeit an unrealistic life)/love story. The characters are dynamic, and the relationships feel real. It was incredibly engaging. 4.5 stars

Victoriahoperose LOVE this book so much!!! So good and not a lot of people talk about it! 5mo
MelKelsey @Victoriahoperose thanks for responding! Have you read Gus? I'm very excited about it! 5mo
Victoriahoperose @MelKelsey I haven‘t read it! I will have to grab it this week! 5mo
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Jerlynn
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READ THIS BOOK. I have very little to say to you bc I don't want to spoil a single thing but know this: you will smile (a ton), you will laugh (a ton), you will cry, you may scream (if you're anything like me anyway) but just read it. Bright Side was a gift, it was a privilege to read this book, Kate changed my life. This heartbreaker gutted & demolished me, but I wouldn't give it up for the world. Do yourself a favor, please read it. Please.

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Jerlynn
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"I just need to hear your voice, because you're my friend, and my family, and my past...and me."

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Victoriahoperose
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That was super sad. Definitely reminiscent of Nicholas Sparks. I liked the characters and the plot. A little bit unrealistic, but overall, I liked it.

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Unabashedly_Reading
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Wow

I‘m crying. A lot. Bright Side was not what I expected it to be, it was so much better. Even though my heart is broken I can honestly say I enjoyed this book from the bottom of my heart. The characters were fun and quirky and the plot was great. I thoroughly enjoyed Kim‘s writing and hope that many, many others give Bright Side a chance.

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Bright Side is one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful stories I‘ve read. An emotional read, this one made me laugh and cry, and I mean full on sobs.
Kate Sedgwick is the best heroine. She‘s the girl you want to be, the friend you want for your child. She‘s the type of person that just makes the world a better place because she is in it. Sad and inspiring this one had me reevaluating how I want to live my life and the person I will strive to be

marleed Well, now I must stack! 3y
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫4.5 Stars. I loved the characters in this emotional book. Reminds me of a John Green book. Bring tissues.

Also, if you have read this book and loved it, I encourage you to check out #KellyRimmer‘s #MeWithoutYou

#KindleUnlimited

baes Tag for Me Without You (I couldn‘t figure out how to do this in the post...are you able to?) 3y
aa_guer2021 @baes you need to search for the book when you make a post. I don't think you can update it afterwards.... 3y
baes @ruskigurl16 Not the book I‘m reading, but an addition book with the flag/bookmark symbol (within the caption). I couldn‘t find a way to add it with my initial post....the option wasn‘t below. I‘ve seen people do it, so I know it can be done. 3y
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CorganMooney
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I think I cried the entire time.

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beyondbookish
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My very orange current read 📚🍊😀

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MBurbo
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Brightside & To Kill a Mockingbird are my favorite books so I just had to make mini book charms of them! I‘ll probably clip them on the coil of my reading notebook or on a pencil pouch. #readingplanner #tokillamockingbird #brightside #harperlee #kimholden #miniaturebook #claybook #minibook #bookcharm

MaeDay Love! 5y
megnificent1 OMG so cute! 😍 5y
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The_Page_Flipper
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OrangeBooks for #October2nd
#Brightside by @kimholdenauthor was such a tearjerker! Needed half a box of tissues for such a great story.
#DarkMatter by #BlakeCrouch is one of my all time favorites. #Tripfactor x100! #bookriot #booktober

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ABrakes85
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#bestofjuly ... loved all of these for #jubilantjuly would definitely recommend 💕

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ABrakes85
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I have read this recently and it was amazing, also has a #minimalistcover #jubilantjuly

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ABrakes85
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I haven't put this book down for 2 days... so full of love, heart and emotion 💕

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ABrakes85
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I'm in heaven right now 💕

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ABrakes85
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Reading my first Goodreads suggestion.... discovering a whole new bookish world and I love it 💕

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Bostonmomx2
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Good lord what a devastating book. I had to fight the ugly sobs hard. A completely beautiful, devastating love story. 💔

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Bostonmomx2
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This book is so far okay. 2 things the author has done/is doing that's sort of annoying. One, she alluded to some medical (or psychological maybe?) mystery that's lame, just tell me what it is. Second, the word DUDE is everywhere. It's seriously driving me insane. But I have the worlds cutest #bostonterrier so I'll deal 😂😂

britt_brooke 🐶💚💚💚 5y
Bostonmomx2 @britt_brooke ya girl, you know the love!! 5y
britt_brooke @Bostonmomx2 Bostons are best!! 5y
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Bostonmomx2
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Starting this today. Hopefully the content is more exciting than the cover.

Lauren.Archer I really liked this one. Make sure you have tissues handy. 5y
Bostonmomx2 @Lauren.Archer that's what I've heard. 5y
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fictitiousfables
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Hello, Litsy! I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing here but so far it's kinda magical.

Bright Side is an absolute favorite of mine. It's so impacting and beautiful. I highly recommend BS and all of Kim Holden's books because all of them are so, so amazing.

"Reading is an escape from the outside world. Everyone needs a little of that to keep their sanity.” ― Kim Holden, Bright Side

#bibliophile

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missjtothek
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Downloaded this one on my Kindle app. It's part of Amazon prime reading .... sounds like a good read. We shall see ...

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ItsAnotherJen
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"Don't judge each other. We all have our own shit. Keep your eyes on yours and your nose out of everyone else's unless you're invited in. And when you get the invitation, help, don't judge."

❤❤❤❤ So glad I read this book! Has anyone read 'Gus'? It's the next one in this series.
#kindleunlimited

LazyOwl Great quote 6y
ItsAnotherJen I agree! Love the way it's worded @LazyOwl ! 6y
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ItsAnotherJen
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I'm liking this book. The main character, Kate, has this habit of cursing and saying 'dude' a lot. Which at first is kind of annoying. As you get to know her high quality of character, it becomes kind of endearing.
(My college roommate said 'dude' incessantly - I picked it up and said it just as much by the end of the first month much to my boyfriend's [who is now my husband] horror! Oh, the memories😁)

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sprainedbrain
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I sort of want to get today's Audible daily deal... but I have not had the best luck with 'new adult' books that have awesome reviews.

Have any of you Littens read this? Thoughts?

ItsAnotherJen I have this one downloaded too! It sounded ok. Let me know what you think! 6y
Lauren.Archer I read this about a year ago. So good, prepared to have tissues near you as you listen. 6y
sprainedbrain @Lauren.Archer thanks! I'm getting it. 😃 6y
StrayCat13 I agree with @Lauren.Archer , make sure you have tissues nearby😢 6y
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This book has come to mean a great deal to me. It makes you feel things in a way that will destroy and rattle you. I loved everything about it. Yes, there were lots of tears!

ItsAnotherJen So many tears!! Aaauugghhh 6y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I don't know where to start with this book. I'm just annoyed at how perfect Kate was. She was drop dead gorgeous, positive attitude, always happy go lucky and let's not forget that she was a genius violin/ guitar player and could sing! Oh and she was super smart and every one feel in love with her within the first 5 mins. Gag me with all this perfection. Only the last 10% actually made me feel something. I just wasn't invested at all the other 90%

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Go. Do Epic

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JennyTheBish
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I adored this heartfelt book. Get the tissues ready!

scripturient That is one orange cover. 😂 6y
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MaryMiller
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I am finally getting into this book! Thankful for the birthday gift. I've wanted this book forever!

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dcp_reads
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"You told me to do epic. I try. You mastered it. You made every day epic. I‘ll miss that. I love you, Gus."

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Desiqt807
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I loved this book so much. I was constantly thinking about it ... Weeks after finishing it

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This book had a little bit of everything; humor, love, tears...it was great!

MBurbo This is my favorite! 5y
HeatherParry @MBurbo I believe I read this because of you!! Back in the day of the book dragons lair...😊 5y
MBurbo Yay! That‘s funny that it came back around to me! 😂 5y
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Gemmylou
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I loved this book. A rollercoaster of emotions but beautifully done. Would highly recommend this book but make sure you have tissues ready.

AuthorClaireThake I so loved this book! I can't wait to read Gus! 7y
Gemmylou Me too, it's on my tbr list for FBBF! 7y
AuthorClaireThake And mine! I have 2 books to get through before I can read it though 😕 7y
Gemmylou I've got loads to read yet. Kids have me super busy at the minute lol 7y
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AuthorClaireThake
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Not sure whether I want to hug Kim for this story or tell her off for making me cry so much!

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AelinFireheart
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Such a beautiful book. God, I love it so much.