Monday, September 1, 2014

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Book Review: I'm Still Here

It started out as an ordinary day for Esther Comely-Cox, if you consider simultaneously totaling your car, smashing a Ho Ho in your face and meeting a handsome doctor ordinary.

Estranged from her family over her sister's mental illness and death, Esther can't help but feel alone. And when Esther hears the voice of her twin sister who committed suicide seven years ago, she begins to question her own sanity, leading her to wonder if anything is what it seems. Searching for answers, Esther must confront her past while looking towards a new future—one in which she is finally accepted.

Through humor and heartbreak, Esther learns that blood does not mean family, that absence does not make the heart grow fonder and that silence can speak volumes.

It's rare that I rate a book 5 out of 5, but if I had to pick a number for this book, it would be a 6. Why? I would say because it touched on so many aspects of my life and did it in a way that I felt as if I knew the characters in the book. I am very much estranged from my family, not for the same reasons as Esther, but for reasons not so far off. There were times, in the book, where something would happen and I just wanted to hug her and tell her that not everyone thought like that. I too deal with mental illness and know how it can affect those around you. Esther is a super hero as far as I'm concerned. Don't wait to stumble upon this book. Go out and get it. If for no other reason than it might just change your world.


I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts, comments and opinions are my own.

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