“Sad Girls” – A Novel by Lang Leav
(but heck, they have jobs already–I wasn’t working until I was 24). The shit that Audrey one has to go through out of guilt, issues with parents, and all other stuff that some of us, as human beings have been in once in our lives (except maybe for being a full-on biatch on her mom), they were all real. She was portrayed as if she was good-for-nothing. I didn’t really root for her, to be honest. I guess, on the “brighter” side of things, she and what she did serves as an example to people making up stuff to look “cool” (that’s how I read her character) and later regret it for the rest of their existence.
Is she a bad person? I don’t think so. Maybe the situation she’s in made her do things that she chose to do. She tends to change her mind so quickly though. I don’t know. For now, all I can say is that it’s fallen flat of my expectations. The ending was quite predictable. Or maybe I’ve read more than enough mind-fuck books that Sad Girls didn’t surprise me anymore. Anyway, I wouldn’t really go much into detail (I know some may have not read it yet) about this book, but just a thought: I’m never going to be a fan of novels with romanticized mental illness. I’m not saying I’m disgusted, but there are people who are suffering because of those and I’ll never really understand what it’s like to be in their shoes, even if I read/hear it from a narrative.