“Accomplishing our aspirations and finding true happiness in oddly places is the real definition of life.” – Seasielle
Juliet. She has achieved everything in her life that everyone of us dreams to accomplish that’s why all her friends were shocked when she said she’s not happy. So what’s really the definition of happiness?
Will you be happy when you graduated from Harvard or Oxford with the highest honors and from an exclusive class? Will you be happy if you have your dream boyfriend? Will you be happy if you’re so talented, like you can play all kinds of instruments and at the same time you’re so athletic like you’re the best figure skater in your time? Will you be happy if your boyfriend is the most sought-of basketball player? Or will you be happy if all of these happened to you? Isn’t it splendid? You have everything in life now that everyone else wants to have. Or is happiness something that can’t be defined by all of these?
For me, happiness is something that can give us the freedom to do all the things that we love without hurting others and to live a day without hesitation of what others think of us because in this world, at the end of the day, it’s only between ourselves and our souls and nobody else.
I can relate in this book because I’m in search of my own happiness. I mean, I don’t have everything that Juliet has, but it’s not about those things; it’s about what my soul long to seek that is lacking in it and for me, that would be a long process at this time because I can’t just move a chess piece to whatever place I want since I need to repay things that I don’t remember owing to anyone which made it even harder for me than usual. I’m so glad Juliet finally cut the thread that is hindering her to achieve her own happiness by the help of Declan. It’s really true that to get out of our shell and search for our ethereal happiness, we need somebody to help us. I hope I’ll find mine sooner than expected because I’ve been drowning in the darkness for so long now.
Better than Perfect is really bland for me since the progress of the story is slower than what I’ve expected and it is only focused on Juliet’s life. The writing is not-so-good compared to other books that I already read. Not satisfied how the story went, though I must admit that I do admire Declan.
Happiness is the same as contentment. We can’t find it unless we learn how to accept things that can’t be changed, and changed the ones that can be undone.
I don’t personally recommend this one since I did not enjoy reading it, but out of curiosity, you might as well grab a copy and see if for yourself.
Thank you everyone for dropping by to read my reviews. God bless.
About the author:
Straight from Melissa herself (from goodreads.com)
Five fun facts about me:
1. The first time I ever kissed a boy, I made a complete fool out of myself. Right before we kissed, the boy asked, “Have you ever kissed anyone before?” I said, “No. Have you?” He said, “Yes.” Then I said, “Oh, I forgot. I have too.”
2. I’m a Capricorn.
3. I used to unbend a paper clip and put it on my teeth like a retainer because I wanted braces.
4. I didn’t learn how to make a grilled cheese sandwich until I was in college. (Does anyone know how to make a grilled cheese sandwich? They’re actually kind of hard to make!)
5. I failed Spanish.
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