The Existence of Amy by: Lana Grace Riva

Description from Goodreads

Amy has a normal life. That is, if you were to go by a definition of ‘no immediate obvious indicators of peculiarity’, and you didn’t know her very well. She has good friends, a good job, a nice enough home. This normality, however, is precariously plastered on top of a different life. A life that is Amy’s real life. The only one her brain will let her lead.

My Review

This is an important read if you want to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone that suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Depression. Along with obsessive compulsive thoughts and actions, anxiety is a main component of OCD. As someone who suffers from anxiety, I was very involved in the reading of this book. There were a few moments that I had to put the book down and breathe and remind myself that I was ok and this wasn’t real. The feelings were very accurate.

Was the writing perfect? No, but it didn’t matter. The point was so vivid and on point. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to see inside a person that suffers from these types of disorders.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

3 thoughts on “The Existence of Amy by: Lana Grace Riva

  1. It’s always good to see books out there that have main characters with OCD. I have pure-O OCD as opposed to the more stereotypical ‘clean freak’ kind so it’s hard to find any representation I can really relate to. Just out of curiosity, why doesn’t this book have any cover art at all? That definitely doesn’t make it seem very professional.

    1. I do not feel that because of the lack of cover art it is unprofessional. Why do we as readers judge books by their covers? It is independently published and cost could be a factor. I asked the author to address this question as well.

  2. Hello – My book covers were first & foremost designed to be simple with positive inviting colours. In addition to that, each one is a reflection of the book’s theme. My first book Happier Thinking is a book containing tips on how to maintain positive mental health, so the lines on the cover design are perfectly horizontal to reflect a steady balanced mind. My second book The Existence Of Amy is a book about mental illness so the lines on the cover design are sloped to reflect a more fragile unbalanced mind. I appreciate it won’t appeal to all, but no design does unfortunately!

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