A hand sign to stop — the abuse here
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“And as hard as this choice is, we break the pattern before the pattern breaks us.” ― Colleen Hoover, It Ends with Us

The author highlights an important issue here, which is the vicious cycle of abuse. She showed how Lily, the protagonist, decides to break the pattern of abuse before it breaks her and her daughter.

She had seen her mother suffer violence and hated her father, but this would not be her daughter’s case.

She wouldn’t let her see her mother go through what she had to. I loved her for that.

Sometimes, however difficult the circumstances become, as much as we love the person who hurts us — leaving them and their brutality is the only way to get out of the pattern.

There is no justification for violence.

An opened book on a wooden bench
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When I finish reading a book, the experience is always surreal. I begin searching for different authors and genres.

I soon realized it is a never-ending desire to have read every single book ever written.

What makes a book a good one is how it’s structured and if it forms…

An orange flower standing out
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It was just before the sun prepared to set; I was walking from work and a bird, white, a bit different from the rest of the clan, caught my sight. I kept looking at it until I couldn’t.

I would say it was not only the color being the reason…

Sidra Riaz

Biotechnologist| A reader and a writer in the making.

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