I was deeply invested in not just George, but everything about him. Each and every relationship detailed in George Bailey Gets Saved in the End has a deeper meaning. The simple plot twists are so magnificently placed in the entire story that I marveled at Ken O'Neill’s imagination and how simplification only raised the story to another level.
This realization also brings me to a conclusion: I will be re-reading the novel for years to come because I truly feel like there is still so much more to discover.
Although the book has religious/spiritual motifs, they do not become the essence of George’s life or derail the plot. It is clear that the religious beliefs were a part of the protagonist's life and did not become him. It was refreshing to read the way George had a different perspective even when everything in his life was falling apart in chunks. I appreciate it a lot.
All the other characters in the story are well-developed as well. Even characters like Tara, Dennis and Luke, Fr. Sal, who make brief appearances in the story are placed in the plot for a reason. They are not buffers or act as word-fillers. They are meaningful characters with their individual perspectives.
Also, when I thought about George’s grandmother, Nan, I thought of my own grandmother who was very much similar to her. This makes George Bailey Gets Saved in the End extra special for me.
A special thanks to Ken O'Neill for writing George Bailey Gets Saved in the End. You wrote a book which will stay with me for a lifetime. I can't explain how heavily and emotionally I'm invested in your book and am grateful to you for bringing a beautiful story to life.
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