May 8, 2014

Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose

  • Title: Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose
  • Author: Gillian McCain & Legs McNeil
  • My Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
  • Format: Ebook

 Arc provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I'm not really sure where to start with this. First off, this is the real diary of a girl named Mary Rose. There is so much that goes on in Mary Rose's life that it's almost unbelievable. This story is an eye-opener and makes you realize that some people really do have it worse and you should be grateful for how lucky you are.

Mary Rose is a teenage girl that is dealing with a drug addiction, an alcohol addiction, cystic fibrosis, a crazy family, and much more. I honestly don't even know what to say about this story. Mary Rose was a strong girl and didn't deserve the abusive treatment she received on a daily basis.

It breaks my heart to think that someone would go through all the crap that she did. It's hard for me to review this because I can't really wrap my head around everything that went on. The fact that it was a diary made things a little less understandable because it jumped around a lot. Sometimes I was confused as to what exactly Mary Rose was talking about, but most of the time I caught on.

I don't really have anything to say about the other people in this story because you don't learn too much about most of them, other than one might be her friend at the moment or a guy she has a crush on.

I gave this 3.5/5 stars because I enjoyed learning about Mary Rose and how she lived, but there were some parts that bothered me. I think it's a little weird for someone other than Mary Rose herself to decide to publish her personal diary.

Do I recommend this book? Yes. It's such an eye-opener that I think it would be good for anyone to read.