IRJE: “All This Time”

The book I’m reading is called “All This Time” by Mikki Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott. So far, the book is about a perfect couple Kyle and Kimberly. At least that’s what Kyle thought. They have been together since high school, they were planning on going to collage together but suddenly Kimberly drops a bomb about their relationship to Kyle and everything changed. They got into a fight. Kyle decided to leave and Kimberly went behind him. They get into the car and Kyle started accelerating, they had a terrible accident, Kimberly died. Kyle doesn’t know how to cope with this situation, he just feels bad and blames himself for what happened. He tries to move on but as much as he tries it’s impossible.
Kyle started imagining and seeing Kimberly’s presence. He sees her everywhere.

“You’re not here,” I whisper.
“I haven’t left,“ she says as she turns to look at me, the stadium lights illuminating the rest of her face. The entire right side of her head is cut up and bloody, her blond hair matted and red. She reaches out her hand to touch mine. And nothing stops her. I feel it. But no one else is reacting. (pg.52)

I like this quote because it shows that after how much he tries to move on he can’t. He always sees her and also the way he is seeing her is affecting him in a massive way. How he has been traumatized about the car accident. Although all the things that happened, the fight they had, all the things she said to him, the accident, he still loved her. Even though he blamed himself and tried to move on, she will always be in a special place in his heart and he will always blame himself.

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