The Precious One


There is something about a good book and a good author that is so frustratingly rare. I just finished reading The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos, a longtime favorite author in my family, and I spent my whole day consumed with the thought of finishing the book as soon as possible. Every negative thing bounced off of me as if I was made of steel because I had the opportunity to dive back into these characters lives and the wonderfully delicate words that the author wrote.

Marisa de lost Santos started out as a poet and her writing depicts that. There are whole paragraphs that I wish I could memorize and keep forever in the back of my mind. Every book that she writes (and sadly there are only 4) has rich characters that make you want to be better. While reading her books I want to be braver, more confident and I want to change my world in some way. Having The Precious One come out when it did was really a God thing because I needed this book in my life. I needed Taisy, Willow, Ben, Luka, Wilson and Caro in my life. After finishing one of her novels I always want to name my future children after the characters in her novels because then maybe my children will reflect even an ounce of the people she created. 

All of this is to say, if you need a good work of fiction in your life that will make you feel light and alive, then read The Precious One. And while you're at it, if you haven't read her other books yet, you should get on that. :)


Allie said...

Sounds like the perfect addition to my ever growing "Books To Read" list :)

Allie said...

Seriously all of her books are so good!! Once you read it, let me know!!