⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5
Wowsers. The first 9% of the book have been amazingly powerful and I've been nodding throughout 'cos it's where I've been too many times in the past.
My initial thoughts? A definite must-read by everyone.
My hubby made me a mug of tea just after I started reading and I've only just taken my first sip. It's cold now. It's not often that a book achieves that - maybe only once in the last 9 months has it happened before. Get this book, just don't hope that you'll finish a hot drink before it gets cold ;-)
I'm up to chapter 4 and I'm still nodding throughout as I read... so many of the things that Josh felt as a youngster are what I went through at about the same age too. I'm heading to bed for an early night now but I'll hopefully remember to keep reading as soon as I come downstairs and have walked our dog tomorrow.
Back now and I've already read two chapters without moving lol Up to chapter 7 and I'm still nodding throughout every page. Josh is more intelligent than I ever have been so his struggles must have been worse due to his dyslexia too.
Oh yeah, I remember that darkness, that feeling of the only safe place being my bed, being asleep.
Chapter 9 and his mum has finally got it... she still doesn't understand the depths of suffering we go through though, seemingly.
I wish I had had a Simeon when I was thinking those exact thoughts. I'm sat here with huge great tears streaming out of my eyes.
Just reading the last 30-odd pages now and it's a relieved as opposed to happy ending so far. I definitely recommend this book in the highest possible way!
Wow. What an incredible book. A must-read for fellow suffers of depression, for friends and family of those with depression and professionals too. This is definitely a must-read book for everyone and still well-deserves those 5 stars that it started off with yesterday.