• Author: Carrie Mac
  • Publication: February 28, 2017
  • Source: Kindle Edition  | DRC
  • Rating: ♥♥♥

Think positive.
Don’t worry; be happy.
Keep calm and carry on.

Maeve has heard it all before. She’s been struggling with severe anxiety for a long time, and as much as she wishes it was something she could just talk herself out of, it’s not. She constantly imagines the worst, composes obituaries in her head, and is always ready for things to fall apart. To add to her troubles, her mom—the only one who really gets what Maeve goes through—is leaving for six months, so Maeve will be sent to live with her dad in Vancouver.

Vancouver brings a slew of new worries, but Maeve finds brief moments of calm (as well as even more worries) with Salix, a local girl who doesn’t seem to worry about anything. Between her dad’s wavering sobriety, her very pregnant stepmom insisting on a home birth, and her bumbling courtship with Salix, this summer brings more catastrophes than even Maeve could have foreseen. Will she be able to navigate through all the chaos to be there for the people she loves?


I received an advance digital reader’s copy but this does not affect or influence my review.

Another book that tackles a certain mental illness and a social issue that until now is still controversial to some people. This book is about how the characters faced these issues. What I like about this book is the very good portrayal of the main character about her anxiety disorder. I am very particular with books that covers a specific psychological issues, but this one is so good. It actually made me feel what it would be like to be in someone’s shoes when they have that kind of thinking and they couldn’t even help it. I love that the character is not asking for sympathy rather it gives you window to see even just a little of how it is for them and to understand their side of story.

The book is just a short read and there’s not really a huge plot twist waiting for the readers but I believe that it is the journey itself of the main character that made it appealing for me. Also, I was looking out for something really dramatic regarding the family part but then there was no really full character development.

I would recommend this book for people who are looking for a book that would make them understand some particular psychological/mental issues. This is a really nice source to be able to explore. signature

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