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This was an ok read.  I am happy that these two sisters ultimately found their way back to each other, but for some reason I didn't find this to be unputdownable read.
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<spoiler> emotional abuse, mental illness, alcoholism, terminal illness, dementia, death of a parent, grief, trauma, self harm </spoiler>

dnf at 25%

Rikki West has had more excitement in her life than anyone would want, and this autobiography reads like she wrote it for herself, as a form of therapy, to get a grip on it. I like that she goes more into what she tried to cope healthily than what self-destructive mechanisms she developed, and this book centers around a big fallout with her sister, which only ended as the latter told her she is dying of blood cancer unless she gets a transplant.

I quit this for multiple reasons. There are so many heavy topics mentioned but it feels rushed. Maybe they get explored deeper in the rest of the book, I don't know and it was to harmful to me to try to read more. The writing feels erratic and jumpy and I had trouble following, especially as my concentration levels are not high due to current circumstances.

This book is just not for me, and that's okay.

The arc was provided by the publisher.
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