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22 Scars by C. M. North – A Book Review

***PLEASE NOTE – THIS BLOG COMES WITH A TRIGGER WARNING***

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Blurb: Raised with apathy and spite, Amy’s life is a monotonous drone of deep despair, broken only by coffee and nights out with her best—and only—friend. She battles depression daily, fighting to keep her sanity in a world that, to her, is set on destroying her soul.

Her future is bleak, overcast with shadow and doubt; her past harbors terrible secrets that even those closest to her couldn’t begin to guess. When tragedy strikes someone she holds dear, will she succumb to the crushing weight of despair, or will she find the strength to fight—to live?

22 Scars is a story of what it takes to live daily with depression – and how the scars of a lifetime can pass through generations and beyond.

Can the past ever truly be forgotten?

Can depression ever be beat? 

My thoughts: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author via Voracious Readers Only in exchange for an honest review.

I struggled with this book to begin with… there were sentences missing words or with extra words that shouldn’t have been there. It took me a while to get used to how the book was written but after a few chapters I got in to the swing of things. I became confused in certain chapters as the characters were only called he and she and didn’t know who this he and she were until way in to the book (it’s difficult to feel for the characters when you don’t know their names). But… I persevered and I am so glad I did – What a fantastic book!
Don’t get me wrong, it was a difficult read… but it was a difficult read because of the topics – self harm, rape, death, depression.
22 Scars has really opened my eyes in to what can trigger self harm and depression and how a teenager needs a good support system to be able to push through and build resilience.

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