Sarah's Stars

Kate Scowen. My Kind of Sad
Annick Press   $12.95   ISBN 1-55037-940-2   168 pg.
Reviewed by Melissa, Age 13

Once youíve been through it and youíre able to get out of it, then you can handle pretty much anything. - Caroline, age 19

Do you think you are the only one who has trouble getting their minds around how they feel? Getting themselves out of a rut in your emotions? You arenít. Kate Scowen writes My Kind of Sad, showing that you arenít alone. The symptoms of depression and feelings in general, have been around for millions of years. There are ways to get through eating disorder and just plain old depression. It will give you real life stories on real adolescents that have gone through it, and are out of it. This book gives you the relief of telling you how to deal with every day problems, and how to help a friend as well. It gives you the history on these particular problems, and shows you how it works.

Like the author said in this book, there is no quick cure to depression. This book allows you to realize that you can get through it. Looking back, I am happy to have been able to read through this book. It gave me that sense of luckiness, that I donít have this illness, and that I can help people I know who do.

My Kind of Sad is a good write, and overall a good read. I would give the book four stars. For me, it was missing something. Maybe because it was an adult telling adolescents that they know what it is like. Otherwise, a good book to sit down and read.


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