"This book has attached itself to my heart." When Clouds Touch a #romance of a different caliber. "This book was so deeply touching and beautiful. It has almost a poetic style to it at times." Paisley and Malachi have spent their entire existence living parallel lives, close enough to know of each other but never really meeting.
And one day they finally meet... It is as if they are destined to be together. Paisley is an albino Japanese girl, who has a number of health issues, some related to her albinism and some not. She has a weak heart, an immunodeficiency problem, is legally blind, and must stay out of the sun. Her parents are extremely overprotective of her, but only because they love her so much and don't want anything bad to happen to her. But Paisley and Malachi have fallen in love and will not be denied from being together.
The book does a wonderful job of keeping in mind the Japanese culture that is so important in their lives. Their speech with each other has a certain Asian quality to it. Paisley addresses her parents by their Japanese names for Mom and Dad – Oka-san and Ota-san. Malachi calls his by their Hindi names – Amma and Appa. There are also occasional uses of these languages throughout the book, and at the end of the book there is a reference explaining what these words or phrases mean.
It is also of utmost importance for these young people to treat their elders with respect at all times, which a significant tenet of the Asian culture. And they try to keep that respect and honor for their parents even when they disagree with them and are being torn away from each other. Ev Wade leaves no emotion untouched as the story unfolds.
Like real life, things don't always go as planned, but we have to do our best to keep on going. I cried so much, that a friend of mine who was nearby told me “never read that book again”. I responded, “I won't have to. I'll never forget it.” And I believe that to be true. This book has attached itself to my heart. It is so powerful and loving. Don't pass it by!" ahhmericanwoman
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