Genre: Ya, Contemporary.
Year Of Publication: August 28th 2017 .
Publisher: Text Publishing.
Pages: Paperback, 286 pages.
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
“And I’ve got to keep sorting my shit out, because life is messy.
But fuck, it can be beautiful. “
This is my new favorite mental health book that deals with depression and anxiety book. 💓
This was just so beautifully written, and flowed so nicely. And had someone of the most beautiful qoutes and relatable liner, that made me go hell ya, me af!
“You do not need to apologize for being on the planet. You have a right to be here. What you have to say is valid. We want to hear it. None of this bullshit martyr stuff. Own your art. Own you existence. Don’t be dickheads. Simple?”
“You’re lucky. Rae mutters this; she doesn’t talk much.
“Yeah, I guess.” It’s weird when that happens, when someone says something that makes you realize that what you think is normal really isn’t.”
‘I tend to not really make choices that are based on my own happiness and so I figured l’d start trying to do that a bit more. i don’t think I’m one of those people who are naturally happy, you know? I’m definitely not one of those carefree people who go with the flow and wake up every morning in a good mood. I’m not that guy. tend to live in a state of, well, anxiety.I’m not confident. I know, shock horror, I hardly think you’d have worked that out by now. “
The main characters had me falling in love with them. They were so broken and vulnerable and I loved their journey.
Ava was like don’t come near me “rawr” persona that made people want to stay one feet away from her. She was dealing with the loss of her best friend. And how just go on with the gaping whole in her heart.
And Gideon was a cute little hurt puppy dog. Suffering from depression and sadness. And just trying not to be awkward as hell and freak out in every social situation.
He made lists and had a mental conversation before doing things and it was just so relatable his anxious little omg I have to meet a human what do I do now thing. Because honestly Gideon same bruh!
Also the parents were kinda amazing 😂 on both the mc’s side. They were funny understanding and very lovely. And I loved that so much. All three had such quriky and fun personalities…
The discussion about mental health, depression and anxiety in this book was so good.And I loved how natural, raw and beautiful it was. How positive it was and in trying to help deal with things and how their were therapists. How despite all the negatives this books made you go and told you and made you see how their are positives too and how you can find beauty around you and I loved that.
“I don’t know what your fascination with being normal is. I don’t think any of us are normal. We’ve all got shit going on, but we’re al trying to convince each other that we’re normal. I think it’s fucked. I think it would be so much better if we were all just more honest and said when things were bad, or that we weren’t okay or were sick or we were happy or whatever, l used to be one of those people you talked about those people who would wake up in a good mood. I think it’s just in you, you know. You’re either a positive person or you’re a negative person”
I was all in all for Ava and Gideons relationship. It’s starts in such a little way and the way it builds. It just haven’t felt this strong about two characters in a while and it made me really happy to root this hard for my favourites 💓
This book gave me all the feels. The good the bad, the happy the sad. The oh so relatable that made me go oh yes. That me.
The writing was a beauty tbh. The qoutes and all the one liners I have from this one are way too high!
This book had letters and list! Loved loved that part 😂😭 And beautiful poems. I just loved the dynamics of this all.
You know a book that leaves you warm and fuzzy and leaves you a little gobsmacked this one was one of them. And I love that feeling soo much. So yeah hello to another one of my favourites 😭
I did have a problem with the last few pages…. But I can also understand why it went that way . . . . and yeah the last page did kinda make up for it.
Over all,this book was amazingly beautiful inside and out. With that beauty of a cover that freaking shines to eveything that was inside.
“Do you know what the Japanese say about broken things?” Robbie looks at me. “Kintsukuroi they call it. They take broken pieces of porcelain and they repair cracks with gold. Making it as it was, but new again. They believe that the cracks can make something more beautiful, more valuable.”
“Is that for real?”
“Have I ever lied to you?”
“They believe that the cracks shouldn’t be hidden, that they’re part of their history, and should be shown. If you’re going to show the cracks, why not show them beautifully.”
(I love how this qoute from the books is the inspiration for the cover it makes it 100x more love able because now it has a story behind it)
From amazing mental health rep to amazing characters. It was just instant love for me. It was so positive and reading it just gave me so many burst of happy energy but also sad times too. But overall pretty lovely experience
Please pick it up! Pretty please! 😭💓
Thank you to Text Publishing for sending me a copy.