Rated: 4 stars Recommend it to: Everyone
Elizabeth Egan’s life runs on order: Both her home and her emotions are arranged just so, with little room for spontaneity. It’s how she counteracts the chaos of her family — an alcoholic mother who left when she was young, an emotionally distant father, and a free-spirited sister, who seems to be following in their mother’s footsteps, leaving her own six year old son, Luke, in Elizabeth’s care.
When Ivan, Luke’s mysterious new grown-up friend, enters the picture, Elizabeth doesn’t know quite what to make of him. With his penchant for adventure and colorful take on things large and small, Ivan opens Elizabeth’s eyes to a whole new way of living. But is it for real? Is Ivan for real?
If You Could See Me Now is a love story with heart — and just a touch of magic.
Well, long story short, I had enjoyed reading this but it’s one of those books that has to be re-read before everything actually absorbing everything. I find it amazing how just one person can change lives and years of restraint and rigid discipline. I think that inside of each adult there’s a kid screaming and squirming to get out again, all it takes to free him or her is just to let go sometimes. There is magic out there, but when we’re grown up we get so closed up that most of the time we unconsciously choose not to see it.
I wish I could have written something better but until I read it again (whenever that is) it’ll be better and chock full of brilliant insights