I was so excited to read this book, but while I waited for it on hold at the library I read a few reviews and became skeptical. The reviews I read were a 50/50 toss up between loving and hating it (and the author for that matter). Many people said the author came across as self-righteous and arrogant, so I just assumed I would hate it. But, that could not have been further from the truth, I loved this book and wish I had bought it so I could have highlighted my favourite lines, written my own comments in the margins and kept it forever to share with others. Maybe it’s simply because I can relate to a lot of the feelings he struggles with and agree with the main premise, but I thought the book was fantastic. It was like he stepped inside my head and expressed my own thoughts and feelings, only much more eloquently than I ever could. He told his story in a way that was not arrogant or judgmental, but personal and truthful. The author has a great message to share, one that fills the reader with feelings of hope and freedom; two beautiful things.
And, for those that may not resonate with the message, it is still a great read simply because it is creatively written and tells an interesting story.
Some of my favourite quotes from the novel: