Leap By Nancy Xia Essay

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Mental illness is a complicated and mysterious subject for most of the world. Depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and OCD are a few common mental illnesses. Nancy Xia takes you through her journey with severe depression in the book Leap. She reveals how depression effects her entire life including the lives of the people that love her the most. Throughout this short book, I felt Nancy Xia's pain and despair as well as her parent's stress, love, and sadness. She made me realize how criticizing and uneducated society can be about suicide and depression. Leap is not only about depression but it is also about hope, unconditional love, faith, and happiness. Once I started this book, I could not put it down until I finished it. I absolutely loved this book. My favorite part is how Xia changed my perspective…show more content…
The author detailed her life perfectly and included the ideal amount of emotions to the true story. Also, I did not find any spelling or grammatical errors. The chapters were very short, sometimes only a page, but I did not consider that an issue. This book is a must-read! I rate Leap by Nancy Xia a four out of four. I believe this book easily earns this rating because she wrote about a tough and somber subject and yet it was still enjoyable for the reader. Xia not only changed my perspective about mental illness but she also informed me how to help others suffering from the same illnesses. The pictures and FAQ at the end of the book make this book even more special and relatable. In conclusion, I believe this book is written for many different types of audiences. It would be great for anyone that wants to better understand mental disorders. In addition, this novel would be right for someone dealing with depression and needs hope and information regarding mental illnesses. Finally, this book would be great for anyone that knows someone dealing with depression or other emotional
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