How it Feels to Float
Publisher: Macmillan Australia
Format ARC from publisher
Pub Date 23rd April 2019
Price $17.99 AUD
Star Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
How it Feels to Float was a beautiful, mesmerising read about living with mental illness, grief and uncertainty about sexuality. The writing style was different to what I normally would read but I found it flowed well and was easy to read. The characters were different and had individual voices that added layers of complexity to the story. What I liked most about this book was that it was a very real and raw look into subjects such as grief, friendship, mental illness and learning about yourself.
Our main character Biz is unsure of herself, what she feels and how to navigate life. She finds difficulty understanding her sexuality and how to make friendships and live with her mental illness of anxiety and grief.
How it Feels to Float raised some important issues and questions, ones that made me put the book down and think. I normally read a lot of fantasy and sci-fi fiction so this book was a nice break from that and made me feel things I don’t normally feel reading my normal genres, and I really enjoyed that.
If you enjoy YA contemporaries with #Ownvoices and mental illness representation this is for you. It’s a great exploration of young adult sexuality and how one can struggle to navigate through life and life experiences.
Thank you to Macmillan Australia for providing my copy for review! I voluntarily read and reviewed this book and all thoughts and opinions are my own and do not represent the author or publisher.