The Disorganisation of Celia Stone by Emma Young is set up as if you are reading Celia’s diary and checking out all her charts and lists.
Celia suffers from crippling anxiety and has to have every aspect of her life organised. She also has to organise her partner’s life.
She has charts and lists for everything — from what food and how much can be eaten, how much alcohol can be consumed, exercise plans, and lists for when they will visit people. Her lists even cover when she’ll buy a new lipstick and what shops she can and can’t purchase clothing from.
All this planning should make life easier, but because Celia is taking things to extremes it makes life much more complicated and stressful.
When Celia’s partner suggests that it’s time they started a family, it throws Celia into a spin. She then discovers that her rules have caused her to have health issues, so she tries hard to deal with the mental and physical challenges that have become a huge part of her life.
In this story, Emma Young explores how difficult it is to battle any type of mental illness, and it also shows how it impacts those around the person who is battling these challenges.
I so badly wanted to see Celia get her life back on track and really start living instead of just existing. Once that started to happen, I felt such joy for her and held out hope for a future filled with fun and laughter.
I found this book to be thought-provoking and it gave me some insight into the battles faced by those with mental health issues.
According to some reviews, if you were a fan of Bridget Jones’s Diary, then you may like this book.
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Im a Mum of 3 beautiful girls.
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If not found with my head in a book or on a plane I can be found spending hours upon hour in Doctors and Hospital waiting rooms as part of my job as a Carer