"Little victories are everything in a world where worst-case scenarious are on an endless loop in your head."
"Here's the thing about anxiety: it's not rational, but it's still real, and it's still scary, and that's ok."
As you may have picked up by scrolling through my book recommendation posts, I'm a hugh fan of fantasy books like Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, the Bone Season and psychological thrillers like Gone Girl, Girl on the Train and In a Dark Dark Wood. But every now and then I like to throw in a story that's set in modern time, where things that "could actually happen" happens (I say this as I hope the things happening in psychological thrillers won't actually happen in real life). I'm currently reading A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard. The story is about 16 year old Steffi who used to be a selective mute. She suffers from social anxiety and finds it difficult to speak around other people. Sign language is her way to communicate and when she meets Rhys, who is deaf, they form a friendship. I stumbled upon this book the other night when I went on iTunes in the hopes of finding new books to sink my teeth into. This is honestly such a good read. As I suffer from anxiety myself I can relate a lot to what the main character is feeling and I think the author explains everything really well. I'm about half way through the book so I can't comment on the ending or on what's to come. But so far I'm really enjoying it and I would definitely recommend it.