Another book review.
Here I am, breaking my post silence. I’ve not posted in a while and thought I’d return with a book review. The book I’m posting about is Anxiety Girl By Lacey London which can be purchased on Amazon
From the best-selling author of the CLARA ANDREWS series.
Sadie Valentine was just like you and I, or so she was…
Loving life in the glitzy village of Alderley Edge, Sadie Valentine thought she had it all.
With her gay best friend, Aldo, for company, Sadie spends her time sipping bubbles amongst the glitterati in her many local bars and restaurants.
However, unbeknown to the outside world, Sadie is battling a broken heart.
Keeping her mask in place on a daily basis proves harder than Sadie anticipates and when she is dealt more blows, her positive exterior starts to crumble.
Sadie soon realises that sometimes, it’s not quite as simple as picking yourself up and carrying on.
Once a normal-ish woman, her mental health wasn’t something that Sadie ever thought about, but when the three evils, anxiety, panic and depression creep into her life, Sadie wonders if she will ever see the light again.
With Aldo by her side, can Sadie crawl out of the impossibly dark hole and take back control of her life?
Once you have hit rock bottom, there’s only one way to go…
I finished this book yesterday and had intended on writing this review last night. When I sat down to write however, I couldn’t. The lack of words on my screen showed a lack of thoughts on the book and it was at that point I decided to put the review down for the moment.
While Sadie’s story may be relatable to some, I did not relate to it at all. I found myself relating to other lesser characters in the story which put me off the book a little. If Sadie had been an ordinary young lady who lived in an ordinary village without all the glitz and glam I think I could have related to her, which is something that is important to me when I read. I struggle if I can not find something to relate to or like about the main character in the books I choose to read.
I was able to agree with some of the messages in the book toward the end, though I do not agree with some of the things said by one who was supposed to be a professional. To sum up my thoughts, i think that the story was a little rush. More could have been written about Sadie’s journey back to normality, at this point it almost seems like she snapped her fingers and was magically fixed. I do not believe that this is the case with anxiety management and wish managing anxiety had been better portrayed in the book.
I give this book a 3.5 star rating. While there are many things I may not have liked about the book, I think it is still a good read if you’re into this type of story.
As always, I’d like to thank you for reading. If you have a book you’d like me to review, I’m happy to discuss it, as always.