Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Entangled in Darkness by Lindsay Webster

Wow. What an interesting and intense novel this is.  This is a book about a young woman, who comes from an intense family situation, embarking on her adult life journey.  She leaves home to attend University and goes to live with her best friend and another friend in an apartment.  She has very high hopes for herself and her future and is very excited to start this chapter in her life.  She leaves behind a little sister, who means the world to her and is very close with her. An event happens that starts her downward spiral into Bipolar Disorder.

I do not know much about Bipolar Disorder, other than the high's and low's associated with it.  This book goes into detail about how the person with the disorder thinks and feels and shows how this disorder affects everyone around them. I don't want to give away the details of the book, as it would reveal the various things that happen within the book. All I can say is that this book reveals the troubling symptoms of this disease in detail and is not for everyone.

I did have a few problems with the way the book flowed, but I understand that it is a proof copy and it has not been completed.  The conversations within the book could be depicted a bit clearer, as it became very confusing at times.  I do applaud the author for the detail of the emotions that were extreme throughout this book, however.

All in all, it was a good read. I would recommend this book to those who are interested in mental illness and who don't mind depressing story lines.

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