Am I normal yet?

Am I normal yet? By Holly Bourne

Originality: ♥♥♥♥♥
Quality of Writing: ♥♥♥♥♥
Characters: ♥♥♥♥♥
Setting: ♥♥♥♥
Overall: ♥♥♥♥♥

I haven’t read a book this fast in a long while. Oh my God, I seriously couldn’t put this book down even if I tried. I am a big (but picky) fan of contemporary YA books – and this book totally rocked my boat.

Am I normal yet stands out from other teen illness books – it involves a main character who suffers from OCD. I have got to say that Holly Bourne painted a very realistic and engaging story linking to the way a person’s life is controlled by something that many people take lightly and make fun of. Aside from the OCD story line, there is the theme of ‘feminism’ and ‘equality’. After having no luck with the male population (romance-wise), the three main characters learn to think long and hard about their role as women in society. Obviously not all guys are douches, but when it comes to society treating girls as trash a whole, well, it’s clear it’s not totally guys’ fault that they can’t seem to treat women right.

I love how there was such a detailed theme – this is what makes the story unique. It teaches girls out there to understand feminism in a more logical way. It teaches girls to understand the meaning of self-respect and the power of the feminine population. Also, it really tries hard to teach girls to think on both sides of the argument. If you want guys to respect women, then women should also learn to respect other women. 

This is all very mature sounding and serious. But this book is anything but. I had so much fun reading it and I can’t wait to read the second book in the trilogy. A whopping 5 stars from me!


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