#BookReview: Not Really Gone by #RRBC #Author Blaire Sharpe (@blairesharpe)
Blaire Sharpe takes us on a journey with her, one that started with her as a child. We learned about her family connections and how she interacted with her parents and, ultimately, her grandparents. There was a special bond that formed with her grandmother in her early years and with Sharpe's style of writing, it made it easy for me as a reader to fall into the book and relate to her. I found myself tagging along on one emotional journey to the next. On many occasions, I was on the verge of tears. On more times than I care to admit, the tears did fall.
Sharpe retelling of the trails of her life in such a real and relatable fashion. I could put myself in her shoes and say, "Yes, I was that angst-riddled young adult trying to find my way, frustrated beyond all reason with the world, not knowing why."
And, as the caregiver for my mother before she passed away, I can relate to how Sharpe felt in the final days of her Grandmother’s life. There is the duality with your selfish self for wanting to hold on, and the reasonable side that wants nothing more than to have the one person you love most in the world to find the peace they deserve.
I cannot recommend this book enough. It is an honest look into the life of a young woman with all the struggles that come with it. However, I could not put it down without wanting to pick it right back up again.