There is no story of me without the story of you
I want to explain it all to you. How this happened. How that summer – the summer I was 16 – made me the person I am today.
I want to share my memories with you: the happy memories are like sunbursts, sparkling on the sea. But then, like a current dragging me under, there’s that summer of 1997.
The summer my life exploded.
The summer I had to grow up.
The summer you came into my life.
And so this is the story of you.
I was very lucky in that my libray had this on its shelves before it had the shops .The cover is beautiful and I ahd heard so much greatness about this book especially when one of my fave authors Rowan Coleman recommended it .
As someone who openly discuses my struggles with depression and anxiety this book really touched me as it explores the world of mental health in a touching and funny way .
I loved the characters in this book especially Joe he was brilliant …there are too many great men in books and none in real life ,well not that I have found lol .
I really could relate to Robyn in her own battles with anxiety and her past and how the demons from our past can threaten the brightness of our future .
Through the book we know Robyn has a secret which is why she is struggling the way she is and when we find out it makes things clearer .
Within the book there are also letters to Lily which add a beautiful deep sentiment to the story .
I loved grace who Robyn works with , she showed the dark and funny side to mental illness.
This book touched me on so many levels,beautifully written and heart-warming