Book Review// Acts of Desperation by Megan Nolan

Author: Megan Nolan
Series: Standalone
Genre: Literary Fiction
Release Date: March 9, 2021
Book Length: 288
Publisher: Little, Brown
Review: 5/5

My Review:

Imagine you’re interested in someone and you don’t really know why, there’s just *something* about them. Pretty soon, that *something* becomes an all consuming feeling – you wonder how you ever lived without them before, and don’t want to imagine ever having to live without them again.

You romanticize this person and their feelings for you; you want to believe there’s merit to them, but they’re not really meant for the pedestal you put them on even though you’ve convinced yourself that they are. Though you can’t see it right now, years from now, you’ll probably look back and realize that the only *something* interesting about them wasn’t a something at all – it was you and the way you romanticized them.

But for now, you’re desperate: desperate to convince them you’re worthy of their love, desperate to be the person that changes them, desperate to believe they wouldn’t be unfaithful, wouldn’t yell at you, belittle you, make you feel crazy.

That’s what this book was. It was very messy and raw on both the narrator and her boyfriend’s ends, and though I enjoyed it very much, it was quite frankly hard to read at times; trigger warning checks are a must for this one.

If you are a fan of the ‘young woman trying to navigate life and relationships’ genre, this is the book for you. It was definitely a ride.

– Catherine

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