Thursday, January 12, 2012

This was a tough book to read, but definitely a quality read.  I put off reading this one due to the subject....(I usually snatch up Peters' novels as soon as they come out).  It was every bit as rough as I expected, but Julie really nailed the blackness and emptiness that comes with suicidal depression.  I like that she left the ending open so that the reader could hope that she maybe changed her mind, but I just don't know.......someone who has attempted suicide multiple times it's hard to believe that they would suddenly have a change of heart or attitude, though one can always hope.  I have to say that this novel hit a little too close to home on the savage pain level....the protagonist goes into detail on the numerous incidents that have confirmed her opinion that the world would be better off without her and having been in that dark place, I saw a bit of myself.  I think that this is an important novel and I think that it's excellently written but it's not an easy read......and I worry that those who might benefit won't find it......or will misread the intention (which is to say how things CAN get better and you should fight to stay alive and not, hey, go ahead, kill yourself).  Try it, see what you think

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