I'm Still Here Kindle Edition
|Length: 281 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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- Publication Date : September 1, 2014
- File Size : 627 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 281 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00MQA66C8
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #758,100 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Through an initial series of unfortunate events, you know Ho Ho encrusted car accident, Ester's life takes a dramatic turn. Think sideways falling in love with a charming nee perfect hero who also happens to be a doctor that's apparently pretty delectable, and sweet, and kind, and... Ester negotiates the idea that she is more than everything her family convinced her she was. Ester learns that you can find love. Ester learns that things aren't ways what them seem. And sometimes, you get second chances. And sometimes second changes aren't all they are cracked up to be and were never on the table to begin with.
Truth is there's some typos and editing issues with this book. Truth is the story line is a bit over the top for me. A little too pat you could say. But I appreciate that you don't always get the total package happy ending that this book provided to me. I read a review that questioned the age of the writer due to some of the pop culture references and dialogue in the story. I appreciated it. As a *cough* middle age *gag* woman I appreciate the fact that not everyone tells there story like a matron. Personally notorious for my own interesting way of communicating with the world I appreciated the offhandedness that was in this book as well. Biel did a good job of educating about the impact of mental illness on a family without feeling like it was a lecture that pushed off responsibility onto someone else. She also did a great job of telling a story that offered redemption while also making it perfectly OK to not find the gold at the end of the rainbow. Because sometimes, it's not the gold you need by the trip through the rainbow to find the treasure. It's not always what you thought it was nor where you expected it to be.
Love doesn't conquer all, but then again not all things need conquering.
I think Ms Biel did society a great service writing this book. Not all of it was new for me, still I learned a lot, and I do hope that some of the easily damning people would begin to change their attitudes toward the less fortunate.
And let’s not forget that it was real good fun, written in lively yet impeccable style, it can also be labelled romance, and it is optimistic all the way through. We know that we would have our coveted good ending, the only question is how good. Maybe similar situations don’t all go this well in real life, but the author was there to entertain us, which she did brilliantly!
Top reviews from other countries
He didn't seem to mind her craziness and her embarrassing herself. In fact I think that was what he loved most about her! He needed a good woman in his life and Esther was just the person for that! I loved that he stuck by her after her head injury and took her side when she revealed everything about her family!
Her family was downright hostile and nasty towards her! They were spiteful and selfish! I hated then all! They all seemed to hate her but loved her twin who vanished 7 years earlier! Esther was the only one who could see that her sister had a mental illness and her parents hated her for speaking the truth while they spent years burying their heads in the sand!
The story was well thought out and it showed that not only the person who has the illness and it effects them but also the people around you too!
This was my first book by this author and I would really like to read another book by her.
Maybe if it was the book I'd expected I might have sighed loudly and stuck with it but it's more a comedy than the mystery I was expecting and I'm not a fan of funny books, really. Not all the way through.
And to make matters worse one reviewer dropped a great big black spoiler in their one which I'll make mention of on it. That's thoughtless in the extreme and a shame for the author.
A good book to read in order to gain empathy and understanding of the feelings and problems that so many people face.