My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Isa Garcia believes that everybody deserves love letters. She wrote these letters in Found for you: the girl who has been feeling a bit lost; the girl who likes to run from pain; the girl who is ready to go; the girl who is a lot of things at one time or another. Isa knows that there are days when you would need to be reminded that you matter, you are not alone, and the world is a far better place with you in it.
In this book, may you find a friend who takes you as you are, a safe space for your secret hopes and fears, and the assurance that no matter where you are in your life right now, you will always be found.
There are days when you will grasp at straws for something that seems close to what is true. There are days when your voice will shake with the weight of uncertainty. There are days when you will feel like you aren’t enough. And there are days when the small cure to sadness will be the simple marriage of love and words. This book exists for those days. This book exists for you.
I’m so happy that I found this book, even though I don’t usually review these kind of books I’m thankful that I signed-up and was included in its blog tour. This book is a collection of letters about love, God, and life.
Found has five parts: God, Love, Life, the Tough Stuff, and You. Each part is composed of letters that are all filled with words woven in a way that will touch your hearts and souls, and will just make you feel understood.
I love how the readers can find a letter for whatever they’re going through their lives at the moment. How a particular letter can potentially help someone with their struggles. I find this book both comforting as well as empowering, something that you can read whenever you’re feeling quite lost and lonely. Or whenever you just need some encouragement in this big and sometimes dark world.
Throughout reading the letters, I could feel how personal this book is to the author. It’s filled with her experiences, stories, lessons learned, and it creates this feel or bond between the author and reader where they share a connection through the book. I could also sense how important this book is to the author, and I’m both happy and thankful that she wrote this book to share to the world.
You are the living breathing proof that pain doesn’t get the final say. You are greater than the sum of your tragedies. Please never forget.
The girl who knows that you are more
There are moments in our life where we’ll feel a little bit lost, or maybe completely lost. We will feel like we don’t belong anywhere or to anyone, like we’re not accepted or loved or important. But we do have a place in this world, we belong here as much as the next person does, and most importantly we belong to ourselves. This book is a helpful reminder to love yourself, to accept all your flaws and imperfections. To accept the fact that things will not always be okay, and that’s alright because you don’t need to know or figure everything that is happening to your life at the moment.
I was provided a digital copy of this, so I only saw the illustrations on-screen. It’s a beautiful book inside and out, all the graphics were a pleasant addition to the book and I think that the physical version is more beautiful just because the illustrations would be spread in a whole page unlike the pictures on the ebook.
I hope you go through life with your eyes wide open, with your palms ready to catch moments of wonder. I hope you witness things that move you towards the great and the spectacular.
So if you want to be found, or you just want to find out something wonderful this book is perfect for you. I don’t know if this review gave the book justice because I honestly don’t have the words to fully express the beauty of this book. But you have my word. and I promise that you won’t regret reading it, or at least your time wouldn’t be wasted.
Thank you to the publisher for providing me a digital review copy of this book and for including me to its blog tour.