The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva

The Existence Of Amy

The Existence Of Amy by Lana Grace Riva

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Blurb from Goodreads:

Amy has a normal life. That is, if you were to go by a definition of ‘no immediate obvious indicators of peculiarity’, and you didn’t know her very well. She has good friends, a good job, a nice enough home. This normality, however, is precariously plastered on top of a different life. A life that is Amy’s real life. The only one her brain will let her lead.

My thoughts:-

Thank you to Lana Grace Riva for a copy of her book in return for an honest review.

I was intrigued by this book – I hadn’t heard about it before I was contacted by the author. However I quickly became hooked on Amy’s story. Amy has OCD – so has developed a whole host of coping strategies for going to work on public transport and having to be in contact with strangers and ‘unclean’ items. She copes at work but often avoids social events…

The further I read, the more real Amy became – I thought this was written very well. I enjoyed finding out about Amy’s relationships with her co-workers – how they evolved over time and how they helped Amy when she needed them the most.

This book is very different from anything else I’ve read this year, but is a book that should be read – many of us face a variety of mental health challenges over the years – this could be you or a friend or a work colleague.

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By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum. Adopter of dogs.

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