Perfectly Damaged by E.L. Montes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book was very close to my heart, it deals with the psychosis of schizoaffective disorder.
Its very close to Bi Polar [which my husband is afflicted with, but the hallucinations and voices are good ones] but still have chronic mood swings from highs, to lows.
If anyone has any dealings with mental health [psychosis] they will understand how trauma affects the illness. As did in this young ladies case.
It also can be hereditary in some cases, as we learn from this book, hence the hard time relatives can have dealing with someone who has a mental illness. Its not easy, as we can see in this book. We see how the Mom is and how the Father is towards her, unfortunately, because still to this day the stigma it has can push people away, or people choose to stay away from things they are 'scared' of not realizing they are isolating that person too. Not just the illness.
I loved the relationship that was formed with Brandon.
The relationship she had with her friend was GREAT, it really did make me smile many a times as it was truly what was needed on many occasions.
I'm not giving anything away with this story, its toooooo good for that!
E L Montes has written a truly amazing book, the insight to how a person feels with this illness, how life can be 'normal' and how medication plays a part, as do we.
I was given this book to read from a blog tour, I truly do feel blessed to have come across this book, without being involved in this tour I would most probably have missed the chance to read this book.
Schizoaffective disorder: a mental illness in which a person experiences a combination of mood disorder and schizophrenia symptoms.
I know about this illness—very well—because I suffer from it. It’s been four years since my diagnosis, and ever since, I’ve been living in a dark hole. Voices constantly invading my thoughts. Hallucinations. All of which force me to question if what I’m experiencing is even reality.
But here I am, still hanging on, still breathing and living through it.
That is, until he stumbled into my life. Logan Reed. I don’t want any part of him. I’ve pushed him away, but he isn’t easily deterred. I’ve told him I’m different, but he doesn’t care. He’s trying to slowly break me down. I’m trying just as hard not to let him. He doesn’t know how truly damaged I am; what will happen when he does?
I know the truth—he’ll never be able to look at me the same way again. Just like everybody else
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