Monday, June 12, 2017

10 Things I Can See From Here--Blogging For Books Review

Happy Monday! I just finished reading 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac yesterday and am so excited to share my review.


10 Things I Can See From Here is about a girl named Maeve who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. When Maeve's mother leaves for six months to go to Haiti with her boyfriend, Maeve is sent to live with her father, stepmother, and her twin stepbrothers. While she is there, she meets a girl named Salix who doesn't really worry about anything and is kind of carefree.

I love that this book covered several topics like anxiety, alcoholism, drug addiction, sexual assault, and same sex relationships. It can be hard for some people to talk about these topics and I think that Carrie Mac did a fantastic job on researching these topics and addressing these topics in the story. There were two things that did bother me about the story. I thought it was odd that Maeve basically forgives her former best friend for assaulting her and that her stepmother (and the rest of the family) were able to forgive Maeve's father so easily for all of the things that he had done. Maeve's father has issues with drinking, drugs, and basically is not a very good father or husband so it's hard to see (or rather read) how easily his family can forgive him. In my opinion, it didn't seem realistic how easily they were able to forgive him and it also seemed unrealistic how easy it was for Maeve to forgive her former best friend. Maeve definitely had a lot to deal with and had to overcome a lot challenges, but learns a lot along the way.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book and I would definitely recommend that you read this book.

Have you read 10 Things I Can See From Here? If so, what are your thoughts on the book?

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Until next time...

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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    1. Thank you Sandra for reading it. Have a great week!

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    1. It was really interesting. You should read it one day. Have a great week.

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  3. Sounds like a relateable one for some...

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    1. I agree and I definitely think that it's a book that will make people think even more about the different topics.

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