The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva

Amy has a lot going on in her life and it is complicated by her OCD and depression. Daily things such as going to work cause Amy stress because she has to take public transportation and all the people and germs do not sit well with her mind. Amy has a reputation at work for being stand-offish and never going to social events. It’s not because she does not want to be friends but at the end of the day all she wants to do is go home where it is safe. Then her team need to make a trip to Australia, a several hour plane ride to a country Amy has never been to. How can Amy make this work? Can Amy make this work?

I was very excited when the author herself reached out to me and asked if I was interested in a copy of her book in exchange for my honest review. I love new books and new authors so of course I said yes! I’m so glad I did. Amy has OCD and depression and the author writes about it in the perfect way. It is lighthearted but does not underestimate the seriousness of these conditions. I found myself laughing at times because of the conversations Amy has with herself but I know the struggle is real. I loved Amy and how strong she was. There were many times she was out of her comfort zone but she pushed through and I know that was hard. Amy has several hard times in the book and while she worries about hiding it at work, she also has a friend that is there for her and helps her through. I would highly recommend this book to anyone suffering from ODC or depression, knows anyone suffering from OCD or depression, or anyone who wants to understand more about the inner thoughts of these conditions. These are serious conditions and they are not ones the person chooses. This book help us understand that a little more.



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