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Review by Suze
Addie has a great life. She's good at running and will certainly be able to go to college on a scholarship, she has a kind boyfriend and she has good friends. Then she gets pregnant and things start to unravel. A heartbreaking decision will change her life forever and she's lost. Even though her parents and boyfriend are supportive nothing can prepare her for what it makes her feel. Will someone be able to find her again so she can start to heal?
Ask Me How I Got Here is a beautiful heart rending story about a girl who loses her sense of self and the good in her life when she has to make a terribly difficult decision. Christine Heppermann describes the emotions in such a fantastic moving way that it left me speechless. This is a novel in verse and her writing is excellent. I had tears in my eyes while I was reading about Addie and everything she was going through. Sometimes nothing can prepare you for the kind of feelings you will have after a life changing experience. Addie's story is an example of what that's like, when nothing seems to be right any longer and everything that used to be normal has become alien all of a sudden.
I could feel what Addie was feeling, I saw what she was seeing and I understood her pain. That made this story so beautiful. It's a sad story, but one that had has to be told and read. It's about a sensitive topic and Christine Heppermann deals with it in a touching and thoughtful way. I highly recommend this book, it's really amazing.