Running like China is about a young adult, Sophie struggling with a mental disease that doctors can't diagnose as one specific disorder. The novel is about her personal experiences of dealing with the disorder and the problems it causes for her to this day.
What I particularly liked about the book was the intimacy Sophie used with the readers. It is a novel many people can connect too and I appreciate that aspect. The novel talks about situations and realities that some people might not understand, it comes down to personal connection and knowledge for this theme to be enjoyed and understood.
As an age recommendation I think this novel is suited to teenagers and young adult, yet those struggling with mental disorders or know anyone struggling would deeply connect with this book.
I really enjoyed Running like China and rate it a 5/5.
Excellent review Charlotte. I haven't read this book yet, and your comments have really inspired me to do so!
'Running like China' is a memoir of the life of a young woman struggling with a mental illness. Sophie is suddenly struck by this illness and is dramatically affected by it. This novel guides the reader through her experiences and how she dealt with them.
I enjoyed this book in the beginning as I found it very interesting, however toward the end of the novel I found it quite hard to keep reading.
I really recommend this novel to anyone interested in the affects of mental illnesses or anyone struggling with one themselves. I recommend this to teenagers and adults intrigued by the subject.
I give this book a 4/5.
I wonder what is what that made it hard for for you to keep reading this book near the end Verity? What is too confronting? Maybe because it's a true story and therefore didn't have a happy ending? I'd love to know!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.