I was optimistic, but didn't end up loving it. | BookishFirst

I was optimistic, but didn't end up loving it.

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I decided to check this book out upon reading the little blurb for it. It sounded different and interesting and impactful. I really wanted to love it, but unfortunately, I did not care for it at all. I was aware, based on the nature of the topic, that it would be likely be triggering, but I just didn't expect all of the stuff that was in it. I didn't like the style of writing, and the writing itself wasn't very engaging for me either. I find it hard to really enjoy a book with I can't connect or dislike the protagonist of the story, and I really didn't care for Em. I have struggled with depression my entire life, so I know how debilitating it can be, but she still felt quite selfish to me. I understand that this event would effect their whole family, but she acted as though it had personally happened to her at times instead of being sympathetic of her sister.