All Evie wants is to be normal. And now that she's almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as the-girl-who-went-nuts, there's only one thing left to tick off her list... But relationships can mess with anyone's head - something Evie's new friends Amber and Lottie know only too well. The trouble is, if Evie won't tell them her secrets, how can they stop her making a huge mistake?
My review - This has to be one of the best books I have read this year.
This is the first book I have read by Holly and I can say after reading this book, it won't be the last.
It was fantastic.
In this book we follow Evie. Evie has just started college and she has to deal with making new friends, possibly finding a boyfriend and basically live a normal life. Evie has OCD and she is trying to not let it control her anymore.
Evie meets two girls at her college and they instantly become best friends, talking about feminism and heartbreak. I loved how Holly brought feminism into the story. She done it in a perfect way by showing how relevant it was in certain situations.
I don't know anyone with OCD so this book was a real eye opener for me. My heart went out to Evie when she had a bad thought and when things seem to get worst, but she has really great friends and family to help her get through it. I was amazed by Holly's portrayal of OCD, it was brutal but in a honest, delicate way and that was really amazing for me to read.
Also the friendship between Evie, Lottie and Amber was so good! They where growing up together having to deal with being young and a girl in world that doesn't really care for either and that is where the feminism came into it! They become stronger as they become closer and I loved reading about them when they where all together.
Also the guys in this book, Ethan and Guy, reminded me of boys I knew when I was 16-18 (and wanted to punch in the balls). I related so much to these parts in the book and that is what made me enjoy this even more.
This was a fantastic story that has to be my favourite YA book of 2015. A fantastic read on the topic of mental health and I can't recommend it enough..