A book that contrives to be both a serious and empathetic story about Ailsa and her life-defining illness, but at the same time is an uplifting and humorous tale of her struggles as both a blue and a pink heart.
Ailsa has a rare heart defect that could have killed her at birth but through surgical intervention she makes it through her life and even takes a degree, but in her mid-twenties it begins to fail. during the latter part of this period she begins a blog about her life and struggles as someone with a life-defining illness.
The excerpts in the book of her blueheart blog are wonderful and show just how difficult it can be to live when every day could be your last.
It also tells us clearly how difficult it is to have a successful romance under these circumstances and how believing in this romance has issues.
I liked the introduction of the tango as an illustration of this belief in Ailsa’s life and future development.