In Her Shoes is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Vanya at YA Story Teller. To participate, simply put yourself in the shoes of a heroine you've recently read about, and then tell what you thought of her, what you would do in her stead, or what you've learned from her.
from Reflection and Reaction
Heather was an amazing heroine. I mean, not just that she made it through this bad-ass Reflective Coma alive and without big chunks of herself missing or damaged, although that in itself is already a small miracle, and it was clear that her natural fighter personality helped her through this big time. It's also the way she struggles, mostly with the situation of missing out almost three years of her life, but also with the change in people she'd known so well, and with the feeling of being left behind and out of control over her surroundings.
When she woke up, it was a lot to take in at once, but Heather came to terms with it rather fast, because she's the type who doesn't dwell on the bad and past too much. Having been through enough already in her childhood, it was just one more thing for her to gear up for and tackle it, so that she might finally find the happiness she'd always wanted. She knows that everything comes with a price, so she always talks herself up better than any of her friends could. She's so strong and free and independent, and she always takes on every struggle, be it with other people or her own conflicted emotions, never running away, not even when she thinks she is. And because she knows just how hard life is and that every battle takes some time to be fought, she is very appericiative of those she loves and who love her, and she's very, very patient, with others as well as with herself.
The only aspect that I didn't like about her was that she seemed too self-conscious for such a strong character. She knows her strength, and not just because other people keep telling her, but she doesn't draw too much confidence out of it, especially not regarding Nick. Makes me think of the proverb "We're all fools in love", but I really thought it wouldn't have done any bad if she would've been just a bit less emotional and concious of her looks with him, even more so since he was her soul mate.
Link up and let me know whose shoes you stepped into this week!