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Being Me (Being Me Book 4) by Tricia Copeland

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Nominated for Best New Adult and Best Contemporary Romance by Ozarks Indie Book Fest, Being Me follows Amanda's journey through hard relationship choices to self discovery.
From the back cover: “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.”-The Great Gatsby

In attempt to manage her rage and shame after a violent assault, Amanda loses touch with reality. Her spiraling physical state forces her to act or die. To face her demons, she must revisit the emotions she ran from in the first place. Still unsure of what life she wants, but determined to pick up the pieces, she seeks out the right path. Can she mend broken bonds with her friends and family? Will her epic love survive? Find out in this roller coaster finale of the Being Me series.
Source: I received a free copy of this book with the option of leaving an honest review.
Genre: New Adult, Clean
Format: eBook, Print
Publication Date: September 20, 2016
Series: Being Me

Review

After her recent visit to the hospital where she learned that her obsession to control what she eats is posing a serious risk to her health, she decides to visit an inpatient facility to get help. As she learns about her compulsion and heals from the emotional wounds that the attack left, her friends and family find themselves working through their own feelings about Amanda hiding her condition from them.

While Amanda is able to regain the trust of most of her friends and family, there are a few that refuse to let go of the past. Will these people cause Amanda to revert back to the downward spiral she was in, or she withstand their distrust and repair her relationships with them?

I gotta be honest with you, I've been putting off writing a review for this book for a couple of weeks now. I don't dislike the book, I actually love it, but I found myself needing some time to sort out some of the parallels between what Amanda went through and what I've been through. It's difficult for me to write a review for a book that I strongly relate to and every time I have sat down to write this review, I've drawn a blank. Now, I think I can convey my thoughts and feelings about this book to you.

Being Me is an emotional and heartfelt glimpse of the challenges Amanda must overcome on her path to emotional, mental, and physical wellness.

Copeland did an amazing job of conveying the really tough issues surrounding addiction and recovery. In my opinion, she struck the right balance of providing enough detail to keep from sugar coating the issues while avoiding being too graphic and repelling her audience. I think it helps to build awareness of eating disorders and prevents those who are fighting these disorders from being stigmatized, and it demonstrates the importance of having a good support system in place to fight any mental or emotional disorder.

It was easy to empathize with Amanda's character while she's on the path to recovery because the reasons behind her issues were explained quite well. The psychological and physiological reasons for eating disorders, addiction, and mental illness can be quite complex, but I thought Copeland made these easy to comprehend and relate to. I also found it interesting how some of the secondary characters who have been in the previous installments of the series reacted to Amanda's illness. I was able to predict how a couple of them would react, but some of them surprised me; a couple of the people who I thought would be more supportive ended up being barriers to Amanda's recovery, and a few unexpected allies popped up along the way.

There were moments in the book where my heart broke for Amanda, I felt angry for her sake, and times when I felt a sense of triumph when Amanda overcame the numerous obstacles to her success.

Being Me was an emotional rollercoaster ride for me, but it is a perfect finale to a wonderful and genuine series!

About Tricia Copeland

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Tricia Copeland, author. Courtesy of Goodreads.
Tricia Copeland grew up in Georgia and now lives with her family Colorado. Her contemporary adult Being Me series includes Is This Me?, If I Could Fly, and Being Me. Her first YA paranormal work Drops of Sunshine first appeared in Spellbound. She has another YA work Lovelock Ones: Native One in The Butterfly Box.

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Find the Being Me Series!

Is This Me?, Being Me, Tricia Copeland, new adult,    If I Could Fly by Tricia Copeland, Being Me series, New Adult, clean
Think You Know Me, Being Me, Tricia Copeland, New Adult, clean   Being Me by Tricia Copeland on Amazon

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