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The Thing with Feathers by McCall Hoyle
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it was ok
bookshelves: best-covers, contemporary, mental-health, romance, young-adult, d-n-f, dnf-2017

DNF @ 15%

This book wasn't what I wanted. What I wanted was epilepsy representation so I could understand my mum's struggles on another level.

In the 15% I read, I didn't get that. I got a childish story of a girl who does not seem to care too much about her health and is "not like other girls". Obviously having epilepsy which causes grand-mal seizures is difficult, especially in the formative years. However, the main character slut shames other female characters and there is an annoying preppy lead who will no doubt be the love interest.

I'm also high key not in the mood for a contemporary. I just don't want it. I want a fast paced fantasy novel. I also wanted more of her seizure dog, but he seems to be an after thought.

I may come back to this one day, but for now it's a DNF.
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Reading Progress

March 16, 2017 – Shelved
March 16, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
March 16, 2017 – Shelved as: best-covers
March 16, 2017 – Shelved as: contemporary
March 16, 2017 – Shelved as: mental-health
March 16, 2017 – Shelved as: romance
March 16, 2017 – Shelved as: young-adult
September 10, 2017 – Started Reading
September 10, 2017 –
4.0% "“Easy for her to say. She’s not the one with epilepsy. She’s not the one with grand mal seizures. She’s not the one at risk of convulsing in front of a bunch of strangers, of puking all over herself with her eyes rolled back in her head . . . or worse.”"
September 11, 2017 – Shelved as: d-n-f
September 11, 2017 – Shelved as: dnf-2017
September 11, 2017 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Caitlin (new) - added it

Caitlin I really hope this is good for you girl.


ambsreads Fingers crossed! I really need this tbh.


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