This bookish feature is an original by me! I had the epiphany for this the other day when I was writing out my 15 bookish confessions. (See #7) A lot of times I like to go "beyond the book" and do something that will connect me with the book and characters a little more. It will pop up on Mondays! Be on the look out for which books caught my eye and made me go beyond just reading it!
This Beyond the Book is dedicated to Something Like Normal by Trish Doller.
It took me awhile to write this post. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is something serious and I just couldn't think of what I wanted to say. So, I'll do my best...
It was gut wrenching to watch (or read) Travis dealing with this by his self. It's a very scary situation and shouldn't be handled lightly. Having so many people in my family in the military, I could definitely connect with this. Although my uncle never had a serious case of PTSD (he served in the Korean war), he still gets a little moody around that time of year and he drinks more heavily around that time as well. My family has been there since he started acting that way and every time he gets better he thanks us profusely. No one should have to go through that by themselves.
If you have any other questions about PTSD, you can find more information here:
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Have you ever had such a connection with a book that you had to go beyond just reading it?
Join me on Mondays with Beyond the Book!