Sherry Johnson is young, beautiful, bright and athletic. She has everything going for her, except for one thing. She is addicted to love. Her life is a vicious circle of nightly trysts and morning regrets. Her addiction got her kicked out of college, cost her the love of her life and has left her in complete despair. But still Sherry keeps falling in love. And falling. And falling. Finally, as Sherry struggles to pull herself up from a bottomless abyss, she realizes that she will have to learn to love the one person she has loathed for most of her life. Herself. Based on the True Story of a Young Woman's Battle with Sexual Addiction (GoodReads)
Rating: 4.6 Stars
"What was the worst moment of your life"
"There are too many"
Sherry Johnson is a big mess right from the beginning. A troubled childhood, unloved by her family, battling with an alcohol addiction, and top it with a sexual addiction....that makes for an eventful novel. One can not help but sympathize with Sherry. Her inner demons and her good intentions battle one another throughout most of the novel.
Every time she acts out, Sherry falls deeper into her own depression. It is not until she builds herself up emotionally and psychologically, with the help of her new friends, that Sherry sees the person she was meant to be....even if her mother wants nothing to do with her.
I was honored and hesitant to read novel when asked by Mr. Bradlee. However, I was very impressed with the story of a mentally ill, physically addicted main character. The thoughts and emotions portrayed in this true story are deep and strong. I become quite attached to Sherry and found myself wanting to talk to her and help her through her difficulties.
Mr. Bradlee...I think you have a hit here....and with that ending...I can not wait for the sequel! PLEASE let there be a sequel!!!