Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Side by Side by Anita Kushwaha

Side by SideSide by Side by anita kushwaha
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was sent this book for a blog tour. My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review.

I had agreed to review this story for a Instagram/Blog tour, and I just had no desire to pick it up. It was two days before my review was due, and I knew I had to give it a go. I was not expecting to fall in love with this story so much. I finished this in one sitting.

This story does deal with triggers such as loss, suicide, and mental illness. Kavita is mourning the loss of her brother (not a spoiler as it happens within the first page). Sunil has been battling mental health for some time, and his demons finally took over and won. He disappears and days later is found dead from an overdose.

This story is told in three parts: Fall, Crawl, and Rise. It was such a powerful story around loss and the effects ones actions can have on others. This is shown in several ways, and not just by the loss of Sunil. You really get a look into how loss can take a toll on a family. It shows the good and the bad. I really felt the emotions within the writing. The author had a great way of describing different aspects in the story.

Overall, this really surprised me and I definitely recommend it.

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