Saturday, February 19, 2011

Life, In Spite of Me by Kristen Jane Anderson

I wanted to read this book because I was interested in the story of a young girl who came so close to death through suicide. I wanted to see the decisions she made which led up to that attempt on her life, and what kept her going after the attempt.

This book was written so well. I read it in about a 36-hour timeframe, and I don't have a lot of free time to be reading! It was fairly short, but the main thing was I just didn't want to put it down. The girl who wrote this book had a way of telling her story that got straight to the point and wanted me to find out what happened next in her life. I cannot believe the struggles she was able to overcome, and I loved her honesty about the issues she had not only with physically having to heal, but having to heal from anxiety and depression.

As I read this book I could think of more than a few people I want to borrow it and read. Kristen's story is really inspiring. It is really a miracle that she lived through this tragedy and is now able to use her story to help others. I would absolutely recommend it to any teenagers or adults who are struggling with depression or simply are interested in hearing Kristen's story.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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