The Girl He Used to Know is a story about the complex Annika and her ex boyfriend Jonathan from 10 years ago.
I took this book on holiday with me and quickly became keen to keep reading and was getting up early to sneak in some reading time whilst everyone else was asleep. I liked how the story switched from 1991 to 2001 so you got to know the characters for who they were and who they have become.
The journey of Annika gave you insight into how she viewed the world and the daily judgement she encountered. It demonstrated how over time she had changed and learnt to fit in with those around her as people still don’t accept everyone as they are.
A brilliant uplifting love story of how the grass isn’t always greener and how if you truly love someone you accept them and don’t try to change them or worry about other people’s views.
This story covers coping mechanisms through counselling enabling Annika to achieve her career ambitions and face her fears despite feeling that she doesn’t always understand the world that she live in. A true love story about conquering fears that as the book drew to a close had me frantically turning the pages.
I really enjoyed this book and feel it is a story that people would benefit from reading and remind people that we should all be loved for who we are.
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About the Author
Tracey Garvis-Graves lives in a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, two children, and dog Chloe.
She blogs at http://www.traceygarvisgraves.com, and can also be found on Twitter @tgarvisgraves and Facebook at facebook.com/tgarvisgraves.
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