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Kick #Anxiety to the curb! Book Review: Anxiety Girl by Lacey London.

29 Feb
Kick #Anxiety to the curb! Book Review: Anxiety Girl by Lacey London.

Many of us experience anxiety in our lives, some to a lesser extent and some people suffer from it in a life altering way. I have seen often on Twitter that the Author of this book has offered it free to download, as she wanted to share her experiences to help others.

I downloaded this book when it was available free for kindle download about Christmas time I think. I have seen it talked about a lot on Twitter so thought I would give it a read. If you look on Amazon, there may be other times where it is available free.

 

Description

From the best-selling author Lacey London.

When a seemingly perfect life takes a dangerous turn, nothing is certain… 

Loving life in the glitzy village of Alderley Edge, Sadie Valentine thought she had it all.

With her best friend, Aldo, for company, Sadie spends her time sipping bubbles amongst the glitterati in her many local bars and restaurants. However, unbeknown to the outside world, a series of unfortunate events cause her to fall into a lonely hole. 

Keeping her mask in place on a daily basis proves harder than Sadie anticipates, and when she is dealt yet more blows, her positivity starts to crumble. 

Despite her efforts to battle her demons, Sadie soon realises that sometimes, it’s not quite as simple as picking yourself up and carrying on.

With Aldo by her side, can Sadie crawl out of the impossibly dark hole and take back control of her life? 

Join Sadie Valentine as she discovers who she really is, and learns the true meaning of friendship…

 

Published March 21st 2017 by Independently published

My Thoughts:

The book starts off with main character Sadie explaining to us a bit about her life, how it started off seemingly all rosy and nice. Until a few things happened and caused her to be gripped by feelings that she hadn’t felt before and found difficult to explain and understand at the time. These feelings as we know from the title of the book were anxiety.I was looking for a book that was mildly entertaining, easy to read and perhaps one that would give tips to help with anxiety. I would say this ticked the box for all of those quotas. It was mildly entertaining, certainly easy to read. It gave a few tips on how to help with anxiety, but I also thought that if you severe anxiety then you may feel that this book makes it sound a bit too easy to overcome. ( just my opinion though).There were a few tips that I already knew about and perhaps are well known for sufferers? breathe, talk about it, counselling. But there were also tips that I hadn’t heard of before. For example, Sadie gave her anxiety a name – and this way she could talk to it and feel more in control, which may be helpful for some. I think anyone suffering would appreciate and try any tips they are able to, so any reasonable and thoughtful suggestion is a positive. Whether or not it works for you is a different matter, but as with all things, life is about trying to make things the best you can.“This too shall pass”, is a quote that Sadie found from a friend and found useful when she was finding herself having a difficult time.To be honest I found the first quarter of the book difficult reading as we hear all about Sadie’ s problems and although it was necessary to understand her story, it wasn’t enjoyable reading. Maybe it wasn’t meant to be?The friendship between Sadie and her best friend Aldo was amazing. Again this was great for Sadie. But many sufferers will not be in such a lucky position to have such a supportive friend.There are a few follow on books to this series and although I imagine they will be ok, I doubt that I will be reading them.Anxiety Girl was worth a read but if you are looking for how to help your severe anxiety, I would look elsewhere. 
Links:Amazon.co.ukAmazon.com

I was looking for a book that was mildly entertaining, easy to read and perhaps one that would give tips to help with anxiety. I would say this ticked the box for all of those quotas. It was mildly entertaining, certainly easy to read. It gave a few tips on how to help with anxiety, but I also thought that if you severe anxiety then you may feel that this book makes it sound a bit too easy to overcome. ( just my opinion though).There were a few tips that I already knew about and perhaps are well known for sufferers? breathe, talk about it, counselling. But there were also tips that I hadn’t heard of before. For example, Sadie gave her anxiety a name – and this way she could talk to it and feel more in control, which may be helpful for some. I think anyone suffering would appreciate and try any tips they are able to, so any reasonable and thoughtful suggestion is a positive. Whether or not it works for you is a different matter, but as with all things, life is about trying to make things the best you can.“This too shall pass”, is a quote that Sadie found from a friend and found useful when she was finding herself having a difficult time.To be honest I found the first quarter of the book difficult reading as we hear all about Sadie’ s problems and although it was necessary to understand her story, it wasn’t enjoyable reading. Maybe it wasn’t meant to be?The friendship between Sadie and her best friend Aldo was amazing. Again this was great for Sadie. But many sufferers will not be in such a lucky position to have such a supportive friend.There are a few follow on books to this series and although I imagine they will be ok, I doubt that I will be reading them.Anxiety Girl was worth a read but if you are looking for how to help your severe anxiety, I would look elsewhere. 
Links:Amazon.co.ukAmazon.com

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4 responses to “Kick #Anxiety to the curb! Book Review: Anxiety Girl by Lacey London.

  1. irena_bookdustmagic

    February 29, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Thank you for this review. As I do have anxiety and it took over my life at some point, I know how difficult it can get. I still don’t know the right way to deal with it, but what worked for me was to move myself from triggering situations. You can’t do it always, though!
    Too bad this wasn’t a pleasant read at from the beginning. It’s important for a book to pull you in and make you want to continue with the story. It’s a good thing you were patient enough.

     
    • chocolatepages

      March 1, 2020 at 6:13 pm

      Thanks Irena. I found the beginning difficult because it was full of her anxieties and I could feel them. My hope was that if I continued I would feel the healing too.
      I’m glad I read it but won’t read the sequels. Thank you for your comments Irena 💜

       
  2. Meggy | Chocolate'n'Waffles

    February 29, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    I think you summed up exactly why I couldn’t really get into the book or not feel that this wasn’t for me. It felt almost too easy, and followed a path that gave me the feeling that without the same steps and support, I couldn’t get rid of my anxiety. I guess it’s okay for people with bouts of anxiety that is not entirely debilitating. But I do have a mantra too, that sounds like ‘this too shall pass’ so some things are useful anyway.
    Brilliant review xxx

     
    • chocolatepages

      March 1, 2020 at 6:11 pm

      Thank you Meggy. I was undecided on whether or not to review this one. But I feel I summed up my thoughts on it quite well. And with your comments I’m glad I did review it now. 💜

       

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