Eighteen: 18 by J.A. Huss
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
JA Huss has enthralled me, AGAIN!
This book is slightly disturbing, very compelling, and completely captivating. The raw, gritty and almost hopeless perspective had my gut churning at times. I will not lie … parts of this book gave me some serious anxiety. I really felt like I may have a nervous breakdown, right alongside the main character (Shannon).
There is nothing better (for me) than a book that takes a hard look at life and the people we encounter in it. Knowing that this book is self-reflective of the author just makes it 100 times better. I love that Julie takes chances in her writing … I love that she’s willing to explore the uncomfortable topics that so many are too afraid or unwilling to touch. This book is an extraordinary example of how fucked up life can really be. I’m just glad that there’s authors out there, like Ms. Huss, who give voice to the underdogs, the forgotten and the lost.
This book proves that, while fairy tales may not be real, even the hardest parts of life can turn out okay.
An amazing read! It’s so much more than the synopsis (or my crappy review) could even begin to describe.