Hey Nerdy Peeps! Today I am bringing you a book review of The Second Cup. This one was a hard hit for me and all the emotions felt so real. So, let’s get onto the review.
The Second Cup by Sarah Marie Graye
As someone who deals with a mental health journey on a daily basis, I didn’t think this book would hit me as hard as it did, boy was I wrong. This book was the most beautifully written mental health book I have ever read. To see what every character is going through after finding out their friend has killed themselves is an emotional roller coaster that I didn’t mind going on.
Each character goes on their own emotional journey to get through the death of their friend. Faye goes on a trip to find Jack’s friend, Abbie questions anything and everything, Olivia starts to wonder what’s going to happen next, and Beth, well Beth just wants to escape the pain.
Graye does an amazing job of pulling you into every page through all the women’s emotions. I wasn’t sure I would be able to get through the book because of my own mental health journey, but I am so happy I did. This book was an eye-opener that shows how one tragedy can lead to so many different emotional journeys.
Book Blurb: Would your life unravel if someone you knew committed suicide? Theirs did.
University was years ago, but Faye’s heart still belongs to her first love from her days as a student. She knows Jack might have moved on, but when she decides to try and track him down nothing prepares her for the news that he’s killed himself.
With the fragility of life staring them in the face, Abbie finds herself questioning her marriage and Faye her friendship with Ethan. And poor Olivia is questioning everything – including why Jack’s death has hit Beth the hardest. Is she about to take her own life too? (Goodreads)
Sarah Marie Graye
Sarah Marie Graye was diagnosed with depression aged 9 and with ADHD aged 42. She believes mental health issues have shaped her whole life – and they prompted her to write a novel so she could use fictional characters and a make-believe plot to explain the thoughts and feelings behind her mental health to others.
Sarah Marie has a Master’s degree in Creative Writing and her debut novel The Second Cup was longlisted for the Book Viral 2017 Millennium Book Award and made it into Read Freely’s Top 50 Indie Books 2017.
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This is a must read even if you are struggling with your own mental health. If you pick it up please let me know your thought!