Saturday, January 12, 2013
Don't Panic by Lindsey Paige
Samantha Branson is having severe anxiety attacks. Her heart beats unusually fast, her breath quickens and her hands sweat. Every detail screams in her head that she is the center of unwanted attention. Everyone can hear her thoughts, her heart and her breathing. The silence of the classroom is so loud that focus is impossible.
After an attack lands her in the wrong bathroom, Sam meets Eli who offers to provide help. Faced with the return of her possessive ex-boyfriend and the blossoming of a new romance, Sam must find the strength inside herself to face her anxieties head on.
Starting out I had a hard time getting into the book, the description of Sam's panic attack didn't quite seem real. The more I read though the better it became. I felt so bad for her as suffered with the attacks and no one seemed to notice what was going on. I also wondered where her mother was in all this. Thankfully she found a friend in Eli, he was there for her when no one else was and they formed a bond that was touching.
A good book for anyone to read that will give understanding into anxiety disorder. 4 out of 5 stars.
I received an ecopy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Buy the book here.