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BUDDY READ: Contemporary/Romance > The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork - Starting 13th August

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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48908 comments Mod
16-year-old Vicky Cruz wakes up in a hospital's mental ward after a failed suicide attempt. Now she must find a path to recovery - and perhaps rescue some others along the way.

When Vicky Cruz wakes up in the Lakeview Hospital Mental Disorders ward, she knows one thing: After her suicide attempt, she shouldn't be alive. But then she meets Mona, the live wire; Gabriel, the saint; E.M., always angry; and Dr. Desai, a quiet force. With stories and honesty, kindness and hard work, they push her to reconsider her life before Lakeview, and offer her an acceptance she's never had.

But Vicky's newfound peace is as fragile as the roses that grow around the hospital. And when a crisis forces the group to split up, sending Vick back to the life that drove her to suicide, she must try to find her own courage and strength. She may not have them. She doesn't know.

Inspired in part by the author's own experience with depression, The Memory of Light is the rare young adult novel that focuses not on the events leading up to a suicide attempt, but the recovery from one - about living when life doesn't seem worth it, and how we go on anyway.



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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48908 comments Mod
Right starting this one :)


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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48908 comments Mod
More insight that I won't be able to understand


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I feel like this book will teach me lots of things.

Wow I love the brain elves definition of depression!


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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48908 comments Mod
I understand how they don't know why she doesn't know, but it's just the way it is. There is no explanation for depression


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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48908 comments Mod
Yeah it's so good when the titles make sense


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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48908 comments Mod
Yeah its not that uncommon!
Alrigjt finishing this off now on the way to work


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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48908 comments Mod
I know i was so angry!
Finished!! Such a good ending! Now time for work. Will start my next audio when i get home. Idk what one


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Yeah I agree! And the fact that everyone knew that Rudy wasn't good! (view spoiler)


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Andy | 14687 comments Should get to this by the end of the week :)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48908 comments Mod
Sounds good it was really interesting!


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Andy | 14687 comments Shae wrote: "17% [spoilers removed]"

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Honestly thought I really wasn't going to like this with the first 15% of it. Vicki kind of annoyed me.


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Andy | 14687 comments Maddison wrote: "I feel like this book will teach me lots of things.

Wow I love the brain elves definition of depression!"


I think the brain elves was a good analogy!


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Andy | 14687 comments Maddison wrote: "40% [spoilers removed]"

It felt more like a character driven book than a plot based book, but I enjoyed it none the less. Once I started cheering for Vicki I couldn't stop!


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Andy | 14687 comments Maddison wrote: "43% [spoilers removed]"

OMFG I wanted to slap Barbara at this point. She made me so damn mad.


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Andy | 14687 comments Maddison wrote: "I understand how they don't know why she doesn't know, but it's just the way it is. There is no explanation for depression"

Wellllll technically most cases are explained by an imbalance of neurotransmitters but I know that's not what you meant XD


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Andy | 14687 comments Maddison wrote: "77% [spoilers removed]"

Yessssss seeing him shot down was the only balm I had. Her dad really annoyed me!


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I AM LIVING FOR THIS RANT YES


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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48908 comments Mod
It was a good book right!! I love your updates haha


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Andy | 14687 comments I tried 😂😂 also stupid me returned the audiobook before actually making my updates so they’re partially guess work


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48908 comments Mod
Haha na that's fine. Just glad I actually read it before reading your updates


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Agree with everything you say haha! Yes it was a very character driven book, I think I tend to like those types of books now I’m
Reflecting on it 😂


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48908 comments Mod
Yeah if the characters are shit I hate the book haha. While I'm reading the book, I don't notice the plot. I just notice it at the end XD


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