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We are US... by Sarah Ann Walker
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it was amazing
bookshelves: abusive-childhood, all-time-favorite, mental-illness, brilliant-storytelling

This third book in the I Am Her... series further explores the lives of Suzanne and Z. Though this is a stand-alone story, I highly suggest that readers read the first two books to get a thorough understanding of Suzanne's tragic upbringing and Z's role in helping her to overcome her appalling past.

Tragic is the perfect word to describe Suzanne's life. Years of abuse--physical, mental and emotional--by people charged with caring and protecting her has left her battling her inner demons. She aches for happiness, longs for normality; but she is a broken woman.

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This time around, life's pressures prove too difficult to cope with and Suzanne is ready to give up.

"So, even though we were together and you loved me, I still felt like shit all the time about myself, while you're like the anti-shit.

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The first half of the story deals with Suzanne's struggle to gain self-worth and embrace the unconditional love of her amazingly patient and devoted husband, Z. While the story is surely well-written and compelling, I have to admit that I grew frustrated by Suzanne's insecurities and senseless decisions. So many times, I had to suppress the urge to strangle her...

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...while at the same time, I felt the need to just hug her.

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It was emotionally draining, but not in a bad way, mind you. You see, you have to understand Suzanne and her fragile state to truly appreciate her dilemmas. And I have to say, I truly love this crazy, screwed-up character that Sarah Ann Walker has ingeniously created.

The latter part of the story, in my opinion, is where Suzanne faces her ultimate test. Situations push her patience and sanity to the limit. I won't give anything away, but I feel that the author did a superb job wrapping up this bittersweet, emotional story. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey. Suzanne and Z (and even Mack and the Kaylas) will always be some of my all-time favorite characters.

Excellent job, Ms. Walker. This series is unforgettable.
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Reading Progress

December 17, 2015 – Shelved (Kindle Edition)
December 17, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read (Kindle Edition)
December 31, 2015 – Started Reading
December 31, 2015 – Shelved
January 25, 2016 – Finished Reading
February 21, 2016 – Shelved as: abusive-childhood
February 21, 2016 – Shelved as: all-time-favorite
February 21, 2016 – Shelved as: mental-illness
February 21, 2016 – Shelved as: brilliant-storytelling

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