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Week of Reviews: Running Like China by Sohpie Hardcastle [2]

(Warning: This is a gush review. I cannot help it. I feel in love with a book.) From the moment I stumbled across this book unexpectedly in Dymocks on holiday, to the moment I closed the final page and put this book to rest, I knew this book was for me. Exposing her heart on her sleeve, Sophie has written a truly beautiful and brutally honest memoir about her struggles with mental illness, specifically, bipolar disorder. I am always drawn to memoirs that explore mental health. As someone who suffers personally I find it not only therapeutic to read about other peoples journeys, but I also find it comforting to know I am not alone. Running Like China did all this for me and more. Sophie has a way with words that truly felt like a gift to read. It is a moving, articulate and powerful piece of literature that I think not only appeals to suffers themselves, but also people who have never suffered and want to learn what it is like. Sophie’s story is heart-wrenching, and at times …