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Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2021
First of all, I’d like to address all the negative reviews saying that the book is depressing. Yes - the focus of the book is how the characters are (or aren’t) dealing with their depression after Kate’s death. Grief is a very real and painful thing. I resonated with a lot of the feelings of the characters because I have dealt with depression and losing my mother too young in life. If you think the book is depressing, then my guess is that you’ve never lost someone close to you, or suffered from anxiety or depression. Life isn’t all rainbows and sunshine, and I’m glad that the author addressed real feelings that people deal with every day. Far too many people are ashamed of having anxiety/depression, and talking about it normalizes it - which it should be. Bravo to the author for explaining what many of us walk around with every day, like Tully, with a fake smile on their face, pretending to be okay; when in reality we are alone and afraid of reaching out because so many people (clearly based on the reviews) are judgmental about mental health. There isn’t an expiration on grief, and I think the author does a great job of illustrating that.
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