Thursday, May 22, 2014

Perfectly Damaged

I have found the best book of spring. In case you didn't see the title, it is Perfectly Damaged by E.L. Montes. I heard about this book in January and the cover is what caught my eye. And then I read the summery. I haven't read a lot of books that focus on a mental illness so this immediately was added on my to-read list.

Perfectly Damaged by E.L. Montes

Schizoaffective disorder: a mental illness in which a person experiences a combination of mood disorder and schizophrenia symptoms.
I know about this illness—very well—because I suffer from it. It’s been four years since my diagnosis, and ever since, I’ve been living in a dark hole. Voices constantly invading my thoughts. Hallucinations. All of which force me to question if what I’m experiencing is even reality.

But here I am, still hanging on, still breathing and living through it.

That is, until he stumbled into my life. Logan Reed. I don’t want any part of him. I’ve pushed him away, but he isn’t easily deterred. I’ve told him I’m different, but he doesn’t care. He’s trying to slowly break me down. I’m trying just as hard not to let him. He doesn’t know how truly damaged I am; what will happen when he does?

I know the truth—he’ll never be able to look at me the same way again. Just like everybody else.

I didn't really have any expectations for this book, and I was blown away. I fell in love with every character, every line, and the entire story. After finishing the book, I just sat there looking at my Kindle with a big smile on my face. Jenna and Logan's story was everything you could want in a romance. You have the heartbreak, the humor, and the romance. This book was very well written. There were no over-explained lines or super cheesy thoughts. It was very realistic. I also liked the message that was embedded in the story. Jenna had schizophrenia and for a short while, she let it control her life. And then with Logan and Charlie's help, she learned to fight it and live. This tells people that having a disability doesn't mean you have to let it control you. Everyone has the strength to fight it and live their life the way they should be. This was really the theme of the book and it got across.

I won't do this very often, promoting a book that I read, but this one...was exceptional. I just can't get it out of my head. If you need a good book, buy this. It's worth every penny.


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