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After growing up as the only child of bitterly divorced parents, Mara Foster has finally gained independence and is embarking on a promising career as an artist. But despite her success, she is fragile. Burdened by a host of fears and anxieties, she finds it difficult even to leave the house on most days. When Mara meets Hugo, the walls she has built around herself begin to crumble, and as she struggles to find a breakthrough both in her art and in life, she must come to terms with her own dark secrets in order to get a second chance at happiness.
I usually write a review as soon as I finish a book, but this one I couldn't. Every thought came out as a single word. Emotional. Raw. Disturbing. Real. And the list goes on. I seriously couldn't form a sentence. Psychologically wacked, Mara, the MC, dug her claws into my mind and wouldn't let go till I finished. I couldn't put this down.
I was enthralled - disgusted - heart racing till the end. Twisted surprises. See what I mean? Still can't form proper sentences.
The author switches from 1st person to 2nd, and in doing so, made me experience exactly what Mara was feeling. The torture, the nightmares. Guilt, pity, & pain.
Yummies: Well. This one is tough. As a whole and in the details, this story was tough for me to read. But, my eyes wouldn't stop devouring the words. It was so well written - a contradicting yum.
Yuckies: The whole story was yucky to be quite honest. But it was so moving - so well done - that I lived it. Loved it. Doesn't make sense, but there it is.
Recommend: If your emotional state is easily swayed by reading about a tortured soul, then stay away. If you're looking to understand what a struggling, disturbed artist goes through by being forced to grow old much too quick, then by all means ... READ IT.
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