Friday, September 1, 2017

Book Review: ELEANOR by Jason Gurley


Title: Eleanor
Author: Jason Gurley
Category/Genre: Young adult Fantasy/paranormal
My Star Rating: 5/5

Goodreads Blurb:

When a terrible accident claims the life of Eleanor's twin, her family is left in tatters, and her reality begins to unravel, dropping her in and out of unfamiliar worlds. When she returns to her own time and place, hours and days have flown by without her. One fateful day, Eleanor leaps from a cliff...and vanishes. In a strange in-between place, she meets a mysterious stranger who understands the weight of her family history: Eleanor's twin wasn't the only tragic loss. And unless Eleanor can master her strange new abilities, she may not be the last. 

My Review:

As a society, we tend to shy away from talking about mothers dealing with major depression and crippling anxiety.  It's much more comfortable to maintain the image of Super Mom - immune to life's challenges or chemical imbalances.  Those of us who suffer with these issues know all too well how hard it is to fight day after day to keep our uncontrollable sadness from bleeding into our little ones.  This book chronicles that struggle, taking us through three generations of women who battle the same psychological demons, each coping in their own unique way.  It catalogues the devastating impact that can come from surrendering to that darkness just once.  Unapologetic, honest, and raw in its assessment.  I can not tell you how much I connected emotionally with this story; this is *such* an important book.  The fantasy/paranormal elements were fantastic additions to an already remarkable story.  If only we could all get our reset.

**I received a complimentary copy from Blogging for Books in exchange for a honest review** 

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