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Anguish

(Harper's Rock Legacy #1)

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One young man
One desperate decision

Being a teenager is hard enough, but when you have a diagnosis of depression and anxiety life can feel like it is caving in on you. When you add in a new awareness of your sexuality and falling in love for the first time, life can become almost too much to bear.

Ben Harper is determined to make it all work with the help of his best friend
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Published February 21st 2018 by GimmeLots Publications
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Aug 29, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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One young man
One desperate decision

Being a teenager is hard enough, but when you have a diagnosis of depression and anxiety life can feel like it is caving in on you. When you add in a new awareness of your sexuality and falling in love for the first time, life can become almost too much to bear.

Ben Harper is determined to make it all work with the help of his best friend and new love, JC Croft. But when his inner demons conspire against him, can he co
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Rebecca Austin
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Ben Harper feels like his life is spinning out of control. He has just been diagnosed with depression and his best friend, James "JC" Croft has just moved with his family to California. His other best friend and cousin, Abby, is returning home and he is left on his own. Now he is struggling with having feelings for JC and knows that he is gay but is scared to lose his friendship with JC.

As Ben struggles with everything he is going through he also has to face everything with JC who is coming to t
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Lynn Cooper
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Anguish is a heartbreaking yet hopeful read. It takes on some very serious issues, ones that require a lot of inner strength and bravery to deal with. I have a great admiration for the author and the skillful, sympathetic way in which she told Ben and JC’s story. Finding true and meaningful love in this world is difficult enough, but when you throw depression, anxiety and confusion into the mix, it can seem downright insurmountable. I highly recommend this book for all teenagers and their parent ...more
Maggie
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I can’t even begin to describe the emotions that I am feeling over reading Anguish. This book is a very good read and the author really knows how to get at the heart of her readers. But the raw emotions that I’d gotten just from the very first chapter sends chills down my spine even thinking about it. Poor Ben is so confused and in love with someone he thinks he shouldn’t be at the age of 14. He’s afraid to tell anyone because he fears their reaction. This book is very well written and I
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Tami Adams
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I volunteered to review this book without any promises about the review (the rating or the posting).

I was completely aware of the content warnings when I started this book. Even with that knowledge there was so much about my personal life that never made sense till now. I didn’t realize how much I would come to understand about depression and anxiety. I wish I had been exposed to this book when I was younger. I can imagine how different my life would have been.

I strongly recommend
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