Lovely War by Julie Berry book review

Lovely War By Julie Berry

“If music stops, and art ceases, and beauty fades, what have we then?”

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Mouna elhajji |    06/10/2021   |   11:39:34am

Lovely war seems like a contradictory word. Wars are supposed to be cruel, evil, and drained with blood. Then what does a Lovely war is supposed to mean?

A lovely war is a war wher there is love. And where there os love, there is beauty.

This story shows us the imprtance of love in a dark life.

The stories of war are known to be the most heartbreaking stories in all time. They are filled with death, ash, sore, grief, sorrow, and every word that has a relation with sadness. But what if a story of war contains the word “piano”.. seems like that makes the whole thing different ..right?

The story is told through the goddess of love "Aphrodite", the goddess who witnessed the most heartbreaking love stories; men died in the war, and women ached in houses not knowing if their loved ones are still alive or no. Even though the great number of stories that she has in mind, Aphrodite chose to tell her husband and the other gods the story of Hazel and James, Aubrey and Colette.

James was a shy man who fells in love with hazel at first sight and couldn't stop himself from gazing at her while she plays piano at one of the parties. After she's finished, he'd come to her and talk with her saying about how great she was.. and how beautiful. therefore, surprising himself with the strange audacity that filled his body.

Their love story seems to be happy and peaceful until the summon of war arrived to James telling him that he would be one of those whose fate is going to be death.. Hazel couldn't believe that she will lose the love of her life after finding it after a long time. therefore, she decided to volunteer to an organization that helped men in the killing field... would she meet her love?

Aubrey Edwards is also headed toward the trenches. A gifted musician who's played Carnegie Hall, he's a member of the 15th New York Infantry, an all-African-American regiment being sent to Europe to help end the Great War, love seems to be the last thing Aubrey could think of, but things change when he meets the white girl Colette Fournier, a Belgian chanteuse who's already survived unspeakable tragedy at the hands of the Germans... A BLACK MAN WITH A WHITE GIRL IN A WAR FIELD.

I've continued reading this story in record time, it filled me with warm emotions, made me cry a lot, made me wish the good thing to happen to characters even though they're not real.

This story is the one to read if one wants to learn what does humanity means, how to have a heart, how to use.. and how to respect others whatever their color was. it showed me the cruelty of war, the hundreds of souls that are gone every second, wives that endure agony and misery after losing the spine of their families... their husbands.

If you have o time to read the paper version of Lovely War. Then you can listen to the lovely war audiobook.

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Lovely War quotes

“I envy the mortals. It's because they're weak and damaged that they can love.”

“Mortals aren't meant to love perfection. It disillusions and destroys them in the end.”

“There is something wonderful about being in love in a city where you know no one. Public opinion of your behavior isn't worth a trifle. So, if you want to kiss your girl at the esplanade of the Eiffel Tower, you do.”

“Let them start their dreadful wars, let destruction rain down, and let plague sweep through, but I will still be here, doing my work, holding humankind together with love like this.”

“Mortals aren't meant to love perfection. It disillusions and destroys them in the end.”

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