SICK Part II (The Sick Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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John’s secret (which you’d have to read Book One to discover) is so bizarre that Susan is caught up in a wrath that consumes her and she is forced to question her own sanity. How could she, as a medical professional, miss so many of the signs that revealed the true nature of her husband’s illness? An illness that is far more superior than that of physical bruises.
SICKER focuses on the source of John’s obsession as he recounts a childhood that is riddled with sadness, loneliness, and trauma.
While my first impression was mental retardation from the first book, reading this one I feel differently. As crazy as this sounds, I almost feel sorry for John. You see, this book made me think about the importance of love in our lives. I believe the need to feel loved and to be loved is critical to our operation as well balanced and healthy individuals. People denied the privilege of this become the same people we deem crazy in mental institutions. Truth is, it doesn’t matter whether you grew up with a silver spoon in your mouth or plastic spoon, everyone everywhere at some point in their lives needs love, without which we are no longer human beings and can, therefore, be driven to do unspeakable things.
Plot Movement / Strength: 4/5
Entertainment Factor: 4/5
Authenticity / Believable: 5/5
Thought Provoking: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4 / 5 stars
I found myself shocked by revelations at the end, horrified by what the wife was required to put up with all through, yet also sympathetic to the very sick husband. Understanding his backstory was good at creating empathy, which is the a major reason for why people read, to be able to imagine how other people come to their behavior because of how what happened to them in their past. I care about this series and am looking forward to the next one!
The second installment was a bit slower than the first book since it primarily is constructed around a back story. It doesn't have the sense of suspense and immediacy that the first book had, but it is still a compelling tale that keeps the pages turning until the end. If you read the first story, you will likely be craving the answers and history included in book two.
The writing style and storytelling are exceptional, and there are a lot of layers to the story. Christa Wojo does a masterful job of creating disturbed characters that are remarkably human. Truly a thoughtful, enjoyable read that most readers will enjoy. Can't wait to see what happens in book three.
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