Book Rewind Review: What You Left Me by Bridget Morrissey

Crushed on by Christy Jane, on February 7, 2019, in Book Rewind, Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Rewind Review: What You Left Me by Bridget Morrissey

You know how sometimes you read a book and it just sticks with you? I finished What You Left Me almost two months ago and haven’t been able to get it out of my head since. It’s taken me as long to get my thoughts in order, having rewritten this review TWICE. This book made me feel. A lot. I hope you check it out!

Book Rewind Review: What You Left Me by Bridget Morrissey

What You Left Me

by Bridget Morrissey
on June 5, 2018
Genres: Contemporary

Martin and Petra meet for the first time at graduation, and though they’ve shared the halls of their high school for four years without crossing paths, there’s an instant connection the moment they’re seated next to each other at the commencement ceremony.

Then a car accident puts Martin into a coma, and Petra is somehow left picking up the pieces, using friends, family, and shared dreams to keep their surprise connection going.

Together they must unlock the truth of his situation, and with time running out, their bond becomes Martin’s best shot at waking back up to the life he's left behind.


I went into What You Left Me thinking I was going to get a meet-cute followed by a lot of feels…and I wasn’t disappointed. But I also had no idea what I was getting myself into and this book left me in a puddle on the floor. With a title like What You Left Me, this is bound to be a feeling and thinking book, which is my favorite.

Petra and Marty share alternating chapters, which weave into each other. Sometimes it was hard to know who was speaking, which made sense considering the dream state they share through most of the book. I fell deeply in love with these realistic characters and their stories. When they hurt, I hurt. When they felt joy, I smiled. Their story is about the little moments and the big moments and how every moment counts. There are also elements of healing and reconciling what you can’t change. Friendships based on a shared experience. I could not stop reading, even as the tears fell. 

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