Very emotional, awesome review:
I’m getting carried away but the take home message here is this: Read. This. Book. Trish Doller’s debut is a perspective you won’t likely find elsewhere. Something Like Normal is a priceless gem of literature and I cannot recommend it enough. I also recommend a chunk of time to devote to reading this (I read it in a single sitting) and a stash of tissues (I may have ruined my favorite sweater for smearing wet eye makeup all over it for not heeding my own advice). My only sort of complaint is that this book wasn’t longer or part of a series because Travis’ story is one I wish continued. I’ll have to settle for any and all of Doller’s future works.
Oh, and another take home message: don’t avoid any books for any reason; read everything, always.
This review made me cry a lot. Partly because she took a risk reading a topic she vowed she’d never read, but also because it came at a time when I needed it very badly. I am so, so honored.