Monday, June 15, 2015

The Song of David
by Amy Harmon
The Song of David is the followup to The Law of Moses, which was absolutely amazing, so I was excited to get into The Song of David.  This book is Tag's story, we meet him in The Law of Moses.  
I won my first fight when I was eleven years old, and I’ve been throwing punches ever since. Fighting is the purest, truest, most elemental thing there is. Some people describe heaven as a sea of unending white. Where choirs sing and loved ones await. But for me, heaven was something else. It sounded like the bell at the beginning of a round, it tasted like adrenaline, it burned like sweat in my eyes and fire in my belly. It looked like the blur of screaming crowds and an opponent who wanted my blood.
For me, heaven was the octagon.

Until I met Millie, and heaven became something different. I became something different. I knew I loved her when I watched her stand perfectly still in the middle of a crowded room, people swarming, buzzing, slipping around her, her straight dancer’s posture unyielding, her chin high, her hands loose at her sides. No one seemed to see her at all, except for the few who squeezed past her, tossing exasperated looks at her unsmiling face. When they realized she wasn’t normal, they hurried away. Why was it that no one saw her, yet she was the first thing I saw?

If heaven was the octagon, then she was my angel at the center of it all, the girl with the power to take me down and lift me up again. The girl I wanted to fight for, the girl I wanted to claim. The girl who taught me that sometimes the biggest heroes go unsung and the most important battles are the ones we don’t think we can win.
This book was amazing and hear wrenching.  I loved Tag and Millie's story.  This story was told in a different way and completely sucked me in.  We met Tag in The Law of Moses, he came to be Moses's best friend.  He has come a long way since Moses and him became friends, and I loved him in this book.  The story is told almost completely through cassette tapes that Tag makes, we get totally in his head.  This book is an emotional journey through an amazing love story and I cannot recommend it enough.
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Technically this book is stand alone, but I highly recommend that you read The Law of Moses first.  The characters reappear in The Song of David.  Amy Harmon is a true artist.  Her writing is flawless and I would recommend all of her books, but Moses and Tag may be my new faves!!
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