How to Ruin Someone’s Perfect Day is a book told from the perspective of a teenage girl on the road to overcoming depression. Following the day-to-day thoughts of Paige’s mind, her odd but insightful outlook on life may cause you to second-guess your opinion on things you never really thought about before. This is a book about everything from highlighters to the ocean to relative terms. This is a book about the wonders and unexplored territory of the ever-changing mind.
I’ll admit, this book is really a fictionalized true story; the collection of Paige’s thoughts is just a trip into my mind, expressing my deepest inner fears, opinions, and desires through the character in this book. How to Ruin Someone’s Perfect Day can’t really be classified as a novel, because it is more of a collection of journal entries, a book of unique and personal thoughts.
I hope you’ll enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it, and I hope you’ll stick around this blog to help guide my book on it’s way to publication! Feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Anyone who’s ever said “there’s always hope” has obviously never been in a hopeless situation.
Anyone who’s ever said “there’s always a reason to be happy” has obviously never been truly depressed.
Excuse my pessimism. But if you’ve ever been truly hopeless and depressed, I’m sure you’ll agree. There’s not always a reason to be happy. There’s not always hope. Yes, the reality of it is cold and harsh, but that’s the way things are sometimes. I think the really beautiful thing about life, though, is that since hope and happiness aren’t always there, when you find them, you know. When you find true joy and hope, it’s worth every minute you spent without it.
That’s what life is really about, in the long run. You don’t always smile, but when you do, it’s worth it.
Some people don’t like to talk about what they’ve been through. It’s almost like they’re ashamed to say that they made it through the hardest battles of their life. As if they’re scared to say, “I beat depression and everything that came along with it. I’m stronger than I look. Nothing can stop me now!” But not me. I couldn’t be prouder of everything I’ve been through.
I’m Paige, and this is my story. Not that you’ll listen. No one ever does.