All I can say is......Thank You.
5 out of 5 stars from Reader's Favorite.com.
4 out of 4 stars from Online Book Club.org
Official Review: The Camouflaged Heart by Susie Guckin
[Following is the official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Camouflaged Heart" by Susie Guckin.]
4 out of 4 stars Review by csimmons032
The Camouflaged Heart was written by Susie Guckin. This book is a non-fiction book about the author's experiences in dealing with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress (PTSD). The author was in two car crashes, the second one being two months after the first, and ended up with a brain injury that she can't remember getting. While experiencing symptoms such as memory loss, stress, depression, fatigue, and many other symptoms, the author explains how she learned to deal with these symptoms and how she continues to stay positive.
Her way of dealing with TBI and PTSD was by finding people who understood what she was going through. She couldn't remember certain things about her family, her friends, or even herself. While volunteering with the wounded and transitioning troops at the local Army Base, she was able to gain a peace of mind by realizing that there are others out there who are experiencing what she experiences. Therefore, she has been able to help troops deal with their symptoms as well as her own. Along with helping the troops, the author continued her job as a music teacher for children. Through her job and volunteering, she was able to develop certain techniques to helping her deal with her symptoms. This helped her to have a normal and happy life.
I truly enjoyed every moment of this book. What I thought was the most enjoyable was how she didn't focus on the negative parts in her life. Her sole focus was telling everyone how she got through her experiences with TBI and PTSD. Her stories about her experiences with her symptoms, her job, and volunteering with the troops were so inspiring. Another reason why this book really stood out to me is because I can relate to it. Although I have never dealt with TBI or PTSD, I have dealt with a disease that had me feeling similar symptoms. It can be tough to stay positive when something bad happens to you. This book reminded me that there are others out there that do know how I feel sometimes, no matter what the circumstances are. I was afraid that this book was going to be depressing, but it was completely the opposite. I would easily read this book again, even if it's just to make myself feel better after having a bad day or a bad week.
I can't think of anything bad to say about this book. It was inspiring, heartfelt, and simply a beautiful story about the battle that people can go through. No matter if it's through an accident or through an illness, there are always people out there who know how you feel. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, especially anyone who deals with similar issues that the author does, and illness, or anything else that can cause stress on the brain. This book will inspire anyone who reads it, and it will be the type of book to pass onto friends as well.
I give The Camouflaged Heart 4 out of 4 stars. I gave this book the highest score because of all the reasons I mentioned above. Also for the reasons I mentioned above, I didn't give it a lower score. This book will be perfect for people who are feeling down about themselves and need something to help them feel better. This book can also inspire you to help others in need.