This was another cover buy, but look at that! Can you really blame me? This book is gorgeous inside and out, and the story is incredible.
PTSD follows Jun, who is home from war. Like many veterans, she is homeless and without anyone. But unlike the other vets, she doesn’t have a group to look out for her. She’s totally alone, until she is woken up by a new shop owner. She’s given food, and is on her way.
From there, the book follows Jun and everyone around her as they all try to find a way to deal with their Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is a lot about doing good because it is needed, and not for the congratulations, which is why many people go to war.
I absolutely adored this book. It has action sequences (both in and out of battle), along with some deeply moving emotional pieces. It also displays the power animals can have over us, and how drugs can seem beneficial as they rot our minds.
I think this was a gorgeous way to look at something that is considered an invisible illness; you can’t see PTSD the same way you can’t see depression or anxiety. But they all exist and can destroy the people who suffer from them.
PTSD is absolutely incredible. I recommend it to everyone out there; be aware of the gore and language, along with harsh themes. But it is well worth the read, and I can’t wait to reread it. You can grab a copy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or anywhere else books are sold!
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