Spoon Fed by Chrisdina Nixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
*An Eerie Look Into A Psych Ward And A Scarred Mind*
One of the first things I noticed about this book was the poetic wording and prose-style format. That was an interesting choice, but it worked with the story content.
Aspects of the story seemed to be confused as far as order, and if they were real occurrences or imagined by the protagonist. Though I would have liked to know for sure whether or not the daughter was actually alive or murdered, the mystery lent a level of truth to the mind of the woman telling the tale.
I think the most difficult part of the book was the dismissal the main character faced when she tried to confront her abuse.
I really enjoyed the comparison between the old hospital and the new. It was an uncomfortable moment, but it was really fascinating. It lent a unique glimpse as to the way care and views of mental health has changed with time. The way people thought of the protagonist once her abuse came to light was another telling element about mental health. People looked at the main character as though she was the problem instead of the catalyst of her damaged soul. Isn't this the way it is though? Let's punish the victim and forgive the abuser. The abuser just needed help, understanding, and kindness, but the victim should have known better, done things differently, or been strong enough to withstand the torment.
A dark, disturbing read, but a rewarding one as well.
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