Author: Lana Grace Riva
Date: 02 Aug 2019
Amy seems like a normal woman. She has a good job, loyal friends and a nice home. As you probably think, it’s everything that wants to achieve in life. However, the real life of Amy looks completely different. She lives how her brain allows her to and it’s making everything harder. She can’t fight it, even if she wants. It controls her life, relationships and moods. It’s hard for her to leave her apartments because it’s her safe place and outside waits for her a lot of hazards.
She’s good in hiding it from the world. Everyone thinks she’s kind of weird, but no one knows that there is something more than that. Her depression and OCD grow stronger. Thankfully, when it comes to the work trip to Australia, she’s able to fight it.
The book doesn’t include any adventures or extraordinary romances but it’s much more than that. It’s about the fight for life and happiness. It’s about a strong and unique friendship in the time it’s needed the most. It’s the story you’ve never heard before.
Reading this book was at some point very hard. The book was written in first person, so we have a complete view of her all thoughts. It’s so hard to imagine how people get through life with the mental illness. The easiest things we do on the daily basis are a real struggle for the people like this.
Amy is very weak, and she doesn’t even try to ask for help. She thinks that that’s how her life is, and it can’t be changed. She tries, because she wants it to be different, but her mental illness is so strong that it’s hard to push it away.
In the book is a lot of great characters that I would like to talk about. My favorite one is Natan, who develops a lot throughout the book. He doesn’t play a big part at the beginning but he’s one that at the end that stays with her and makes her life easier. Another one is Ed who’s her best friend. His character has two sides. He’s very caring but sometimes a little bit selfish and annoying. He wants the best for Amy but it’s hard for him to understand some aspects of her life.
The story is very original and deep. It’s one of the hardest books I read but surprisingly I read it in one day, because if you start you can’t put the book down. It’s worth reading just to understand the meaning of the effects obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression have.
I received the book from the author to honestly review the book. I had a few attempts to read this book but finally few days ago I sat down and read it at once. I am so glad that Lana Grace Riva contacted me and provided me one of the copies. It’s an amazing book that everyone should know about.