- File Size: 2488 KB
- Print Length: 345 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Angst Anxiety Panic Publishers (February 7, 2013)
- Publication Date: February 7, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BD76BHA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,641,217 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sawyer has crafted an emotionally charged, refreshingly honest, and ultimately relatable first novel. Providing a candid view of often glossed-over subject matter (mental health and disorders), while making said subject matter something that any reader will care deeply about is no small task, and Sawyer has done just that.
Sawyer's prose is raw and often stream-of-consciousness in its construction. The writing style (complete with uncensored expletives that pepper the internal monologue as well as the dialogue) will shatter the reader's expectations insofar as it is surprisingly effective. As a result, one is inside her character's head from the outset, and cannot escape the complex emotions that are revealed to be within. Any attempt to convey this differently would have failed miserably and Sawyer seemed to know it. In short, she nailed it stylistically, and despite (or maybe because of) the mode used, this work often reads as, well... poetic. (And that's apart from the actual smatterings of poetry included in the book.)
I highly recommend this book, and hope that Sawyer publishes another soon--she's a voice that has been sorely lacking in contemporary literature.
Victoria is one of my favorite characters. She is so beautiful and I fell in love with her instantly. Everything about her, even her mental illness. She is shattered, and doesn't see herself as a whole. All that Victoria knows is that she is not worthy of the life she is leading. I felt like every time she was being self-deprecating, I was punched in the gut. Victoria swims in her insecurities, in fact she lets it eat her up. In a sense those insecurities, that are her demons, are drowning her. If only she could get to the surface, she can stop that downward spiral that is her unrecognizable life.....
Victoria's friends in this story are the real deal. They actually reminded me of my friends and I, when we were eighteen/nineteen and in college. We all loved a good Frat Party-to dance and go wild. Well this group of friends do just that. Hannah oh my dear Hannah....I wanna put you in my pocket and keep you and Victoria forever. You, Hannah, helped keep Victoria above the surface at times. Hannah really is a great friend to Victoria, she doesn't judge her, she loves Victoria for her, and she stands by her fully. Even if she doesn't really understand what is going on with her. Jared is a hunk of a man. He irked the hell out of me, like something terrible. But he is a guy and that is what they do, right?!?! He really gets under your skin, and Victoria's too. These two sort of play a game of cat and mouse, and it is a real heart-breaker. Why can't they just play nice?
The idea of watching a love story brew really intrigued me. I think that Victoria would have been able to handle life, or herself better, if she knew she could be happy and in love. With many men catching the eye of Victoria, only one really held a place in her heart. That would be Mr. Jared! Jared and Victoria have a deep connection, yet they choose to be bone heads about everything. There was a point in the story where I wanted to slap Jared and then yell at Victoria. It was like they got off on hurting one another. They are each other's missing link, really they are....But But But....when will they finally realize thaft they are perfect for one another? And if they do, will it help Victoria to see that being loved unconditionally can help her become a better person?
I have to start off by saying-I don't feel like my review can do justice for how intense and wonderful this book truly is. Angst is deep, dark, and darn good. I was so mesmerized with Victoria, Jared, Hannah, and everything that took place in this story. I am in awe that this is Author Victoria Sawyer's debut novel. She wrote a book about very real everyday issues, something that can swallow you whole. And that is what this book did to me, it swallowed me right up. Honestly, I didn't know what to expect going in, but let me tell you I was left wanting more. I NEED MORE! MORE, I say! Angst is an emotionally charged compelling story of hope, quandary, and new found strength. This book is not for the faint of heart, it is very descriptive and honest. I think honest is the best way to sum Angst up. Please take the time to read this book, it will help enlighten you and give you the truth about mental illnesses. I look forward to reading EVERYTHING that Author Victoria Sawyer writes from here on out. She is an outstanding and very talented Author!
My heart bleed at times reading the inner dialogue Victoria has with herself, the self loafing and defication was hard to also read.
Her low self esteem and insecurities mirrors what a lot of young people see and feel about themselves today.
Everyone will be able to take something away from this book, no matter who you are, there will be something in here that you will be able to relate to.
There were such sweet moments like Victoria and Jared playing Lego / lego fight how sweet is that?!? Or him simply supporting her.
It's very well written, sexy and funny a great combination.
Angst is the perfect title, because it was filled with Angst, pain and suffering also.
Throughout the book I am rooting for Victoria to find someone she can open up to, who will accept and love her just the way she is and aid her to cope with her anxiety.
Four genuine heart felt stars. The only reason I'm not giving this book a five star is because of the layout of the book the constant back and forth that was the only thing that got on my nerves a little. Apart from that every thing else was perfect.
I recommend this book to everyone the storyline is gripping, captivating and real, the more you read the more the layers start to peel away getting to the heat of the story.
All the characters are real, and you really get to know and like them as individuals.
If you are looking for a book that is truly worthy of your time, then look no further.