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About the Author
- File size : 315 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 307 pages
- Publication date : December 15, 2015
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B019EP3AJ4
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1986281515
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,367,192 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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And I'm glad I did. Jesse and Wes, each with their own issues, are incredibly well written. Tackling subjects like depression, suicide, alcoholism, and family and relationship drama are not easy on their own, but Ms. Hughes covers all of that and more with a realism that at times becomes too real, hence the box of tissues I went through and the staying up hours later than I should have two nights in a row.
Underlying everything is a tale of friendship and love, forgiveness and acceptance. There is hope and a reminder to anyone going through the darkest times of their lives to remember this. Highly recommended.
Throughout the book you feel as if you're right there with the characters, experiencing their lives as if you're sitting on their couch as an observer, thanks in part to the first person present perspective style of writing. One minute you'll be laughing at the witty banter between the characters, another minute you're crying your eyes out, another you're biting your nails as you read, desperately wanting to know what is going to happen next. It is an emotional story, but with a satisfying payoff at the end.
I would recommend this book to everyone, but particularly to those that haven't experienced these issues themselves but might know someone who has gone through a similar period in their lives. This is a story that they need to hear and to understand, because society is scared to tell it.
The story is filled with dark themes like: Depression, Suicide, LGBT issues, Alcoholism. So a fair warning to those who has/are suffering with any of these as it could be a trigger. But it definitely covers the affects of each issue more so than anything I've ever read and it captures the pain and struggle 100% in the writing. I connected so much with Jesse's character, every struggle produced I felt like I was right there with him. I especially love the way that it captures just how much depression doesn't just effect the life of the one who has it, but even branches out and effects those that care about them as well. I'm just blown away by the depth of this book and the issues it covers. Truly incredible!
The story flows exceedingly well and is really dark but completely solid. It's a bit of a light read as it could be done in one sitting but again, dark issues so not exactly something for the faint of heart.