5 times our favourite stars taught us about forgiveness


Dealing with something that hurts is hard, but it’s even more difficult when you feel guilty about it or when you blame yourself. Especially if other people are blaming you too.

Carver in Jeff Zentner’s heartbreaking new book ‘Goodbye Days’ never thought that this would be a situation he’d ever find himself in. But it is. When he sent a text to his friend who was on his way to pick him up, he never imagined that a crash would take the lives of his three best friends, Blake, Mars and Eli, in that car.

When Blake’s grandmother invites Carver for a goodbye day for her grandson, Carver starts to fully confront his grief, his guilt and help the families of his friends do the same.

Sometimes it takes the people you love and admire to teach you how to forgive yourself and others.

1. John Green just gets it – we’re pretty sure he has magical powers. 

“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”

2. Queen.

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3. Our YouTube faves know that honesty is the best policy. 

4. We’re not sure we can call Oscar Wilde a star in the same vein as others we’ve mentioned here, but we can’t ignore this glorious quote from the 19th Century King of Sass.

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”

5. You can’t beat a public apology. There’s no way you can’t be forgiven then. 

Have you read this gorgeous book yet? Which bit made you cry the most?

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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