Just wow. A wonderful and eye opening read. I throughly enjoyed it all. The book took me about 3 weeks to read. Warning to any of the emotionally sensitive people who want to read it. I had to put the book down about every page and a half to digest what I read. Reflecting on what just happened and who it related to in my life. I ended up calling my old girlfiends to make sure they were okay. The book is so emotionally charged that I couldn't help grief, or feel happy for the characters. Teal has a way of writing that really speaks deeply to one's soul. I'll reread this book again in a couple months, as it is what I do with my favorite books. There is something to be learned here.
I found myself picking up this book so often that I surprised myself because I barely read. I found myself laughing, crying, gasping with shock, and saying "thank god" at the moments where I'd hoped things would work out. This book has opened my eyes in many ways, but most of all to the lives of the homeless. But this book doesn't touch only on the perspective of people without homes. It shows what the behind the scenes can and has looked like for different races, sexual orientations, foster children, those with drug addictions, hoarding addictions, and many more things we categorize but are usually ignorant to the perspective of. Being a young adult myself, I found that I could relate to many of the characters in this and felt it was an inspiring read in a way because it sheds light on the choice to love even at the most difficult of times, which is something we all face and struggle with right now in the world. I couldn't count the amount of realizations I had while reading this. I think, in order to see the truth of our world, every person should read this book to truly get that there are many people we may stereotype and judge who are actually facing a more difficult life than we think. This book will help the world see beyond the surface.
I read the book over the course of a couple of months. It really helped me heal from a lot of trauma as many events helped me deal with hard-to-talk-about issues.
I highly recommend. Teal Swan has a masterful way with words. I believe that humanity needs to hear this story because of the truth within it as well as the relatability to so many cultures and subcultures.
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