Title: Me & Milo the Great
Author: Michelle Schlicher
Release date: September 14
My name is Holiday Sanchez. I carry a heavy burden.
But I’m not the only one.
There are others who know what it feels like to remember. Maybe they are the answer. Maybe we can help each other. Maybe I’ll finally get past it.
Maybe it just takes time—and a little bit of magic.
This was an advanced copy received by the author in exchange for an honest review.
When Michelle contacted me to review this book, I got very excited because the summary was very mysterious and it instantly got me wondering about it.
I definitely don’t regret accepting this book because this was a pretty good read!
First of all, I loved Michelle’s writing. It was simple, easy to understand and it was able to transmit the exact feelings the author intended us to feel through these characters. She wrote a very relatable character to many people: she deals with anxiety and she has lived through a very traumatic event that has changed her life ever since.
The book is written in Holiday’s pov and it changes between the present day and the past. I’m not really a fan of books that constantly change between the past and present, I find it very distracting and not very motivating, especially when I’m getting invested in the “present” and I know that the next chapter will be about the “past”. This happened a bit with this book. This was pretty much the only serious complaint about the book.
I really enjoyed the small bits of Holiday’s life and how she talks about how hard it is to do some things, such as go out or talk to people, it made her and her illness very realistic. I also loved the way Holiday narrates her life. The little tiny things that transports us to her head and her thoughts was probably my favourite thing in the entire book. It really made me feel everything she was feeling and experience everything she was experiencing. I hope you understand what I’m trying to explain here. Again, Michelle’s writing was A+ for me because I really love this type of writing. Here’s a simple yet good example I really liked:
It’s raining today, a gentle rain that’s cool when it lands on my skin. I don’t mind. I’m holding an umbrella, walking to the park. It’s Tuesday.
The other character, Milo, was introduced early in the book and I instantly liked him. I love their interactions and their storyline.The anxiety in the book was – in my opinion – really well portrayed since everyone who has it knows how hard it is to live with it every single day. This book showed us just that. Sometimes reading about it made me feel a bit queasy since I struggle with anxiety myself and I tend to avoid these topics when my anxiety is through the roof. But I definitely don’t regret it because it was very well done.
I’ve been out of my apartment more in the past few weeks than I have in the previous few years combined. (…) But I’m not completely confortable with the way my new life is going. The more I venture out, the more people I meet, the more exposed I feel, the more things are asked of me that I’m not sure I can handle.
Overall, I really liked the book. It was very emotional, the plot of the book didn’t disappoint, I really liked the characters and the writing was really good. Michelle really writes beautifully!
I definitely recommend this book to everyone! It comes out September 14!!!!! Add it to your tbr here.
Thank you Michelle for sending me your book! 🙂
About the author: MICHELLE SCHLICHER is the author of the novels The Blue Jay, Gracie’s Song and Come This Way. She lives outside of Des Moines with her husband, two children, two fluffy dogs and a cat that followed her home to become a prince. You can follow her on Instagram @michelleschlicher. // website