After a strange encounter leaves him hospitalized, a timid teenage boy named Matt “Matty” Smith comes home to a continuous series of events met with anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Under the guardianship of his grandma, Lucia, Matt lives with unspoken questions about his grandfather and parents. The elephant in the room. As Matt develops over the summer, the secrets only grow more profound and complex. Will the answers ever come?
The story isn’t about elephants at all, it’s a YA fictional which talks about mental health in the first place. But to be more specific it talks about Matt, who isn’t feeling much great and he is suffering from anxiety, depression and also comes across the feeling of being alone, we all feel alone sometimes but it’s all okay, but what about if we feel unhappy, alone and depressed all the time? I loved the concepts that are talked about in this book, I loved how Matt and Lucia his grandma was built, most of need the correct guidance and help, need someone to understand us but most of us usually don’t feel heard and that’s what the author actually talked about through her so well built fictional characters. .
Everyone will be able to relate with Matt, it’s great book to give to your kids, it’s possible some kids just feel it but never could express, it’s a great book for all the teenagers and parents as well. I think it’s a great book for almost everyone because more or less we all have gone through what Matt is going. The language is easy and crisp. The book made me emotional at many points, I also love the level of the book which is so easy to understand what the message is. I think this kind of books will definitely help people to get out of the situation or at least feel better. I am sure this book will help in spreading more awarness about mental health. .
The book isn’t just about friendship, love and care one needs in a stage or phase. This should definitely be in your tbr! Go for it. .