By Amazon Customer
Let me start by stating I do not normally read these types of books. I was asked to read it by a friend who I take heed of their opinions of books, and thus, I read it, beginning as merely a form of ‘obligation’, until I found myself sucked into the story. Diverse characters, well written (again, I don’t normally go for what you’d call teen angst), but after reading the book, it gives you an entirely new outlook on supposed teen angst. Sometimes, it isn’t angst, it is a much bigger issue, but one that can, with professional help, be nipped in the bud.
If you’re a parent with a child who is becoming a tween/teen, you really need to read this. If you are a teacher, you need to read this book. If you like good writing, you need….ya know what? Read it.
Regardless of the reasons, you should take the time to read this. It will open your eyes and help you to understand youth and others as well.
Learn that different doesn’t mean bad, and that ‘cry for help’ is there, if you know what you’re looking for. Take a bit of time, relax and enjoy yourself. This is that rare book that you walk away from having learned something, and Felicia Johnson does one thing I truly appreciate. She doesn’t ‘push an agenda’. She tells a story. She tells one hell of a good story.
Read this folks. It’s worth the effort. Kristin is your guide into a world most of us never see, and it’s a world we really need to understand. This is a permanent addition to my Kindle collection, and is now one of my top ten books.
When I received this book, I wasn’t sure what I was walking into. It’s unlike the books I normally read and I wasn’t sure if I could stay in the head space that was needed to complete it. But Felicia Johnson makes it so compelling that you get lost in the story.
I know very little about BPD, and after reading Kristen’s story, I felt like I needed to research a bit more. Kristen is a young woman who is fighting a battle of wills against herself, her doctors, her disorder. I felt completely wounded by her struggle. I found times when I wanted to tell her to just snap out of it, and then realized, that isn’t an option with someone who has a mental disorder. It was so foreign to how I think that I realized I needed to restructure my thought process in order to fully grasp theirs.
Felicia Johnson is writing from the soul. This is clearly a subject that is near to her and it shows. The story of Kristen and her illness is powerful. It is also painful and on some level triumphant in moments. This isn’t my usual story to read, but it is a story that should be read. I learned how to be more human and understanding by reading this story of struggle…
I give this 5 lipsticks. It’s amazing. And it should be read by anyone who knows someone or is someone going through mental illness.
By Rebekah Willison March 7, 2015
This is the most amazing book I have ever read. As someone who suffers from BPD it was captivating and very accurate. I couldnt put it down.
This is an amazing book. I could not put this thing down. I suggest that everyone on the planet read this book. Mental is sure a growing topic of conversation. This needs to but on every T.V. and radio morning show and newspapers and magazines