Monday, October 26, 2015

The Brat Review

This book was amazing. It was the first one I have read of Sherry Gloag. She captures the horrors of childhood trauma terrifically. Watching Gina come to terms with everything, seeing her life in upheaval, and seeing her come out stronger once she faced it, is a testament to her resilience. For some, like me, it will definitely strike home with how true to life this is. Watching as Gina gets strong enough to let someone in, especially someone she thought of as an enemy, is such a transformation, but I love how you got to see every step of her journey. It wasn't just, one day she is broken, one day she is fixed, and you, the reader, are left shaking your head in confusion. When Gina finally gets to meet her mom, I bawled like a baby, watching the agony both of these women have went through every day. For a mother, the guilt of knowing what she did to her child. For the child, to spend her life thinking her mother didn't love her or want her, which immediately made her undesirable and unlovable to find out that wasn't the case at all. Then watching her spread her wings with Ben is a memorable experience. You will not be able to put it down, I certainly couldn't

**I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own**