Reading Journey 3: The Boys by Katie Hafner

Hello, fellow bookworm!

Today I'm going to share with you updates on the book that I am reading, The Boys by Katie Hafner. 

It's about an introverted man Ethan who fell in love with Barb, an extroverted woman. They thought that they complemented each other but it turns out their differences drove them apart. 

In the beginning, Ethan left the most impression on me because of his introvertedness to which I could relate. His sad childhood made me identify with him more. When he met Barb, it's so nice seeing he's opening up to new experiences. Barb was his total opposite. She loved to explore the world. 

They got married, went to an amazing escapade in Italy, but when they fostered twin boys, their relationship became wobbly. It was aggravated by the pandemic when people globally literally stayed and worked from home. This part made the story realistic as I also experienced staying at home, social distancing, and the wearing of the mask and plastic face shield. 

The strain in Ethan and Barb's relationship saddened me. I was rooting for the both of them. But sometimes, love fades because of differences and it's just sad that they weren't able to work it out. 

Now, Ethan made decisions that could complicate things. He brought the twins with him to Italy where he and Brab spent their honeymoon. I am bracing myself for the worst things that could happen to them. 

Memorable Quote

"...people’s personalities and proclivities often emerge from crises in more pronounced form.”

Thoughts and Reflections

They say that opposite attracts but the differences could take a toll on the relationship in the long run. When breaking up is inevitable, there's nothing that could be done but accepting it and move on, which is truly difficult. 

🙋‍♀️ Question 

A year after the pandemic, I started book blogging to help me cope my anxiety. Did you also start something like a hobby during that time? Feel free to share in the comments. 

I think I will be able to finish the book in 2 days and I can't wait to share my thoughts. 

Thank you for dropping by and reading my reading journey. 

'Til next time. 😊