Review:The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson
This book was so beautiful! I am so in love with this author’s writing. This book was exactly what I needed and I’m so happy I finally decided to read this book after months of putting it off.
I thought this would be just a light happy read and while it did have those elements it also had many more elements. It’s a story about finding that someone who can love every part of you and wondering if you have the strength to let them in. It’s about finding that someone who understand every part of you, the good and the bad and they still look at you like you’re the best thing that’s ever happened to them. But it’s also about learning to love yourself even though you know you’re far from perfect. Loving every imperfection and owning up to who you are. Learning to accept love in your life because you can only have love if you let it in.
I connected so much with these characters, especially Reese. I loved him so much! I loved his nicknames for Bailey, the way he was with her, the way he treated her, and the way he loved her unconditionally. Learning his past and how it affected who he is now honestly had me bawling and I hated myself for it because this was suppose to be a fun completely happy read, dammit! But I think I loved this book even more for it. Because it did make me happy and it made me laugh many times, but it also made me sad and it made me realize that life is filled with moments like these, a constant roller coaster of happy, sad, happy, sad, happy, sad but it’s worth every minute of the ride.
This is a book I think everyone should read. I cannot recommend it enough and I know I will read anything this author writes. Yay, another favorite author to add to my list! :)