Heartless by Tasma Walton
A Heart Is A Terrible Thing To Waste!
As life flashes by it is the milestone that we remember most, those moments in time that have had the most profound affects on the heart. The joyous highs that set hour hearts dancing and the crushing lows that tear our hearts apart. It is these moments that our hearts remember and carry through guiding our every decisions, shaping our every dreams.
At seven years old a little girl is dancing for joy, she has all hopes in life ahead of her, she has her pure and glowing best friend Astintina and she has her Great Life Purpose. With a heart as happy and heavenly as hers how can she not succeed in her dreams when following her heart.
But at seven years old a little girl is no longer dancing, she no longer sees any hopes in life, she no longer feels her pure and glowing best friend and she no longer believes she has a Great Life Purpose. For when she needed her most her happy and heavenly heart was not able to bring her her dreams, but instead lay broken and crushed, forgotten on the floor.
Her first experience with heartbreak has a dramatic effect on her, haunting her throughout her life. No longer will she trust her heart nor believe her worthy or beautiful and so she turns her back on her heart, making decisions to spite her, giving up her hearts dreams for a cold and broken existence. But a life lived without a joy and dancing is a lonely and heartless life.
Heartless is no way to live, lonely and closed off from the world. But if there is only one lesson to take from this story it is that it is never too late to believe again, to find love again, to let go of the hurt and mend a broken heart. A raw and emotion look at love and life that is engaging and evolving. Looking at both the beautiful and destructive sides to our nature, this story will touch something in all of us.
Price (AU): $24.95
Recommended age: 18+
In a word: Heart
Re-read it: yes
Star rating: four out of five