Raised with apathy and spite, Amy’s life is a monotonous drone of deep despair, broken only by coffee and nights out with her best—and only—friend. She battles depression daily, fighting to keep her sanity in a world that, to her, is set on destroying her soul.
Her future is bleak, overcast with shadow and doubt; her past harbors terrible secrets that even those closest to her couldn’t begin to guess. When tragedy strikes someone she holds dear, will she succumb to the crushing weight of despair, or will she find the strength to fight—to live?
22 Scars is a story of what it takes to live daily with depression—and how the scars of a lifetime can pass through generations and beyond.
Can the past ever truly be forgotten?
Can depression ever be beat?
22 Scars is one of the most moving, poignant and unforgettable novels I have ever read and a book that will stay in my memory for a long time. 22 Scars is an emotional story that will take its readers on an emotional roller coaster ride that at times, is difficult to read thanks to the hard-hitting nature but mostly it is an inspiring novel. The story of 22 Scars is inspiring because it shows that all people who are struggling with their emotions, have so much to live for and that is a beautiful message courtesy of the author C.M. North. Although 22 Scars is a hard-hitting read it is never too much and too oppressive that it can’t be read, instead North ensures that his novel is never too sad so that the reader will no longer want to read. Instead, North creates the perfect balance of inspiration and hard-hitting reality, and when the two is combined, it makes for stellar reading that should not be missed.
22 Scars is a hard-hitting novel that explores depression and the effect it can have on your everyday life. The reader will be introduced to the protagonist of the story, Amy. Amy is a young woman who is an introvert and depressed and her friends and family are starting to notice that she is depressed and self-harming which leads them on a course to try and save her before it is too late. The reader will follow Amy as she tries to battle her depression but when tragedy strikes it makes it even harder and the novel asks the question ‘will Amy overcome her depression or give in?’ and if you are intrigued to know then read the sensationally moving novel to find out.
The story of 22 Scars is excellent and incredibly well-developed thanks to C.M. North, the author of 22 Scars. North from the start manages to develop his story with immaculate detail; every event, character, and setting is well thought out and planned, and I was impressed by North’s flawless ability to do this. As I read 22 Scars, I immediately was drawn into the book and felt captivated by North’s spellbinding literature. North’s writing is detailed in the most immaculate of ways, the text is detailed but not too dense, it is beautifully written so that the reader will be able to immerse themselves in the story from beginning to end without difficulty.
Not only is C.M. North a talented author for his descriptive powers, but he is also a phenomenal writer thanks to his characterization of the protagonist of the novel. Amy is a character every reader will be able to root for as well as relate to thanks to the emotions she feels. Many readers, especially young readers will be able to relate to her feelings of feeling like an outcast, feeling like you don’t belong and so on and so that is why I adore her character because it is essential to read about a relatable and believable character, especially when a poignant subject is explored through such character. North has essentially written a character study of Amy, and I adore this approach in literature because it makes the story even more immersive and entertaining for a reader. Being able to accompany Amy on her journey was incredible, it was remarkable to witness her changing emotions as she grows and develops and yes it was emotional, but it was also captivating.
Overall 22 Scars is a compelling moving, and memorable coming of age novel that will entertain and delight readers for hours on end so I, of course, have to review this incredible book five stars! So please if you love coming of age stories that follow a strong protagonist while being taken on a memorable journey, then 22 Scars is for you! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you will not regret it.
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