Meredith Maggs hasn’t left her house in 1,214 days. But she insists she isn’t alone.
She has her cat Fred. Her friend Sadie visits when she can. There’s her online support group, StrengthInNumbers. She has her jigsaws, favourite recipes, her beloved Emily Dickinson, the internet, the Tesco delivery man and her treacherous memories for company.
But something’s about to change. Whether Meredith likes it or not, the world is coming to her door . . . Does she have the courage to overcome what’s been keeping her inside all this time?
I loved this book so much. It probably has to be one of my favourites of this year so far. It is all about a lovely lady called Meredith, she has many things she loves to do and her friend Sadie comes over to visit her but what you don’t know about Meredith is that she has not left her house for quite some time. What we see unfold in this story is why and it is heart breaking and sad and so many emotions rolled into one. I just wanted to be there for Meredith and give her a big hug. But with the help from Sadie can she overcome her fear? I can understand that this is a problem that affects so many people, but some people don’t even have anyone to speak to, let alone help them. This book has made me realise to look out for others and make friends aware you are there for them for whatever is going on in their life. This is such a powerful novel that I would highly recommend.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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