I jumped in with both feet. I'd read Anna and Theo and I just couldn't resist even though I was supposed to be saving it to read on holiday. I was completely blown away!
I cannot even begin to put into words how this book makes me feel. I thought at the time (and said as much on my earlier reviews) that having two perspectives of one great love story was literary genius. This takes it to a whole new level.
I fell in love with Anna and Theo, but was also drawn to Kitty as a character when I was reading Theo and am so glad that Amanda decided to share Kitty's story with us. I love that as you read it, from kitty's point of view, you're taken back to a time in Theo's life when things were hard, but you suddenly have a new perspective. Seeing his life from her point of view and understanding fully the complexity of the relationships.
I really enjoyed the way the story was told, through memories and flashbacks. It kept it interesting without being too heavy going. I'll admit that I cried a few times, but I wont say why, because I'd hate to spoil the story for anyone.
I have adored all the characters throughout this great love story and Kitty made them all come to life again and made me love them even more.
I also found that the way that the characters deal with such complicated family and social issues is once again highlighting what an amazing writer Amanda truly is. Her ability to take really complex, sensitive and sometimes taboo subjects and write them into her stories with such sensitivity, accuracy and passion makes this book even more addictive.
I found the ending to be perfect. I was disappointed it was all over. I have enjoyed so much learning all about Kitty (and Anna and Theo) but I'm not left wanting more, like I am with so many books, this I feel left me feeling the journey was complete. I was left a little emotionally wrung out and had a bit of a book hangover, but wow what an incredible journey.
Whilst Kitty could be easily read as a standalone book, I would thoroughly recommend reading Anna and Theo too. I don't think it matters what order you read them in, but if you love the characters it's a great way to really learn more about them.