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A Very Long Way by [Naomi Fryers]

A Very long Way by Naomi Fryers is a touching story of her life, detailing the various hardships she faced, all in candid detail. Not many people can talk about their life. Everyone has secrets and that is a fact. But Naomi not only unveiled those secrets in her book, she also has shown a lesson that everyone has to learn in life, one way or the other, to never loose hope, it will get better someday.

Born and raised in a loving family with great values and a great childhood, her downfall started when she enrolled in a prestigious elite private girls’ school. Not only did it socially boycott her but it was also mentally straining. The thing about mental health is that we never know what hurts the most. Is it something chemical? Neurological? Or are we simply inept to cope with something an average person can easily deal with?

Such was the case with Naomi Fryers. Theory after theory on how to cope and deal with it comes and goes. One of the major things I have noticed is the fact that in the science society, one of the least or on-going exploration is that of mental health and related disorders. Naomi was trapped in this whirlpool of information. Her struggles feel relatable, even if you didn’t face exactly what she faced, her writing ensures readers can understand and empathize.

For years, being on anti-depressants, anti-psychotics and a whole concoction of medicine, I feel Naomi might have felt lost in her life a lot. But, she kept moving forward, from rock bottom, to her loved ones. This journey is admirable and the way she conveys these life lessons in her book is engaging, eloquent and impassioned.

This feels like an authentic coming of age story, one that could be a fictional young adult novel, but this is real and raw and all the more impactful because of it. Naomi has written every incident in great detail and in a chronological way that is easy to follow.

A Very long Way  takes readers on a roller-coaster of emotions, with solid writing and a sophisticated perspective on life. This book is amazing for those who are battling their own mental health issues, or for readers looking for a stirring memoir.

Pages: 96 | ASIN: B09HQPTRVK

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A Very Long Way

A Very Long Way by [Naomi Fryers]

A Very Long Way by Naomi Fryers tells the fascinating true story of her complex, challenging and sometimes humorous journey through life. She tells us of her life from grade ten onwards and it is so full of big impacting life situations that readers will be left shocked more often than not.

This emotionally-resonant memoir includes many situations that young adults and new adults face in society. This helps the reader relate to the author among the partying and heartbreak, and even death, that fills this story.

Naomi Fryers is observant and her quality writing ensures readers get a clear picture of the story that is unfolding. Set in the semi-urban town of Epping, Victoria, this enthralling memoir tells a poignant coming of age story of a girl into a woman amidst the myriad of struggles that life presents. She is hit by many hard and hurtful things that I was personally able to relate to. That is the one thing this book does so beautifully, it makes readers relate and feel connected.

The fact that this book includes mental health awareness is something that I greatly appreciated because I feel that this is an essential aspect that is ignored today. Yet, Naomi narrates her life perfectly with no filler narration and explicitly tells us she was depressed, suicidal, and so hurt with life.

The author’s fierce will to express herself while holding nothing back takes readers on a very deep exploration of character, much deeper and more candid than I was expecting, but appreciated. And because of this we get a better understanding of mental health.

She is a resilient spirit with words that leave an impact. Naomi Freyer’s detailed and in-depth explanation of every emotion and scene is terrific, coupled with riveting storytelling skills readers will surely be glued to the pages.

A Very Long Way is a short but potent memoir that explores mental health issues, relationship, and so much more. This is a stirring and well crafted-story that will stay with you long after you’ve put the book down.

Pages: 96 | ASIN: B09HQPTRVK

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