Book Review: ” The Existence of Amy” By Lana Grace Riva

I received this book directly from the author in exchange for an honest book review. When I was asked to read this book I immediately went and read other reviews to get a better idea of what I would be getting into and ultimately those reviews made me say yes to reading this book for the author! This shows the power of book reviews! Please make sure you are leaving book reviews on every place possible to help get word out for these authors. They deserve our support for their hard work.

About The Book

Author: Lana Grace Riva

Publisher: Self Published

Published Date: August 2nd, 2019

Page Count: 247 Pages

Main Genres: Mental Health, Fiction, Contemporary

GoodReads Rating: 3.91


Amy lives no ordinary life but this isn’t by choice. She is burdened with a really bad case of OCD and Depression that makes every day tasks nearly impossible. Amy has been missing out on many social situations because her disabilities hold her back. This causes stress between her relationships and it only gets worse because she doesn’t think her friends will understand where she is coming from or why she is always flaking out on plans. But when the opportunity to travel to Australia for work arises she takes ahold of her life and makes the trip. Can this trip help break some barriers or will they only make situations worse?


Rating: 4 out of 5.


I really appreciate the topics that this book discussed. OCD and Depression were mentioned in such a raw emotional way that really grabbed my attention.

I haven’t read a book that focused on OCD before and it was really interesting to learn a bit more about how the people suffering with OCD feel.

I thought the writing really put you in the shoes of the main character and I felt what she was feeling at certain times. Towards the ending I was almost in tears because of the journey Amy went through over the course of the book.

I am very happy I got the chance to read this book. It was extremally eye opening and also set outside of America and I don’t have the chance to read very many books like this. The reason why I didn’t give this book full marks is because like with most self published books their were some grammar errors but to be honest it wasn’t all that noticeable and I also think some of it could just because I am used to American English and not proper English. Over all I highly recommend this book and I hope you will all add it to your TBR lists!

Get your copy today! This is on sale, for free, on Kindle Unlimited at the time of this post or for about 12$ for a paperback copy.

QOTD: Recommend me a book that talks about a disability. I would love to learn more about the struggles people face.

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