Heather's Reviews > Something Like Normal
Something Like Normal
Jan 18, 2013
I will admit that I did not finish this book. Not because it wasn't really good - the 25% of it that I read was - but because it was so hard to read in a mental and emotional sense. I don't know how she did it, but Trish Doller really nailed what it means to come home after a tour in Afghanistan. The detachment. The anger. The way your brain interprets sounds, once normal, as a threat. The frustration. The sense of being an alien in your own skin. Though I couldn't finish this book because it just hit too many triggers for me, I still give it a high rating because of the author's uncanny grasp on what this less-than-1% of the population goes through in our attempts to return to "normal" life.
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January 18, 2013 – Started Reading
January 18, 2013 – Shelved
January 22, 2013 – Finished Reading