Thursday, March 22, 2012
Amazing. I was especially impressed because this is the author's debut novel. The book is at times both hilarious and heartbreaking. I love the character of Clementine, and, although I don't suffer from bipolar disorder, I could completely empathize with her depression. I think the author did an amazing job of writing a believable fictional experience with mental illness. There wasn't a moment in the book where Clementine's character wasn't real for me.
Again, I love this book. I loved Clementine and I very much identified with her character. I also thought her relationship with her ex-husband was portrayed realistically and with a balanced view of both sides - someone who has a mental illness and someone who is in a long-term relationship with someone who is mentally ill. I was hooked from the beginning and enjoyed every minute of the story.
I can't recommend it highly enough. I think it has a really broad appeal as well: I'd recommend it to those who like humor, chick lit, women's lit, YA, and "issue" books. It really spans a broad range of interests. It takes the heaviness of the subject matter seriously, but it has enough humor that it's not depressing.
A big thank you to TLC Tours and the publisher for giving me a chance to review this one. Click here for a list of other stops on the tour.
Posted by Julie G at 4:54 PM