An overall inspirational story for sufferers of Borderline Personality Disorder, a not well known mental illness. I would also say that this story is inspirational for anyone who has been through extremely tough times. That being said, I should mention that the first part of this novel is extremely triggering, especially to anyone who has dark pasts. However, I would still rate this novel at THREE STARS.
This novel tells Madalynn Brookfield’s story. It begins with her in a crisis period and the story is told from her perspective as well as a few of her closest friends. It explains her dark past and follows her through to her recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder. While this novel is completely fictional, it unfortunately is a very real tale for many who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder which is an emotion regulation disorder.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story, however, I did find quite a few typos and punctuation errors. If you can overlook such errors, this novel is a great read and will keep you flipping through the pages to find out exactly how Madalynn’s story ends, or begins rather. I found the book, once it got through the triggering content, to be extremely inspirational. I would recommend this book to anyone who is on their way to recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder, or anyone looking to see what it is like to have BPD.
The author of this novel, Deborah Van Norden, actually is a recovering Borderline. I, Schwartz, am a Borderline. This novel and review are based on an inside knowledge of this very difficult and debilitating disorder.