lyrical and deeply emotional look at mental health and grief | BookishFirst

lyrical and deeply emotional look at mental health and grief

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How It Feels to Float is an introspective portrayal of mental health and grief. It's written in a style that is unlike anything I've ever read. Taking place in Australia, How It Feels to Float is the story of Grace and how she processes her grief, her sexuality, and mental health. It's one of those books where reading it feels almost like looking at an abstract piece of writing. This book emphasizes putting us into Grace's POV so we can experience her dissociative episodes, her anxiety, and her desires.

How It Feels to Float is deeply emotional. It's about the friends whose absence leaves hole in your life, new friends who just understand us, and how things begin unraveling for Grace. When people start drifting away from us, forces which pull them in different directions and we find ourselves adrift. Her life becomes almost unrecognizable to herself and she begins to make choices she doesn't recognize. There are moments of heartbreak, empathy and rage.