Monday, March 13, 2017

Review: Agoraphobic: Inside Out by Sara Secora

Hello, everyone! Today is my stop on the blog tour for AGORAPHOBIC by Sara Secora hosted by YA Bound Book Tours and I'm pretty excited to be a part of it.

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review as part of this blog tour.

Down below you'll find my review of the short story, the purchase links, author links, and finally the link to the rest of this blog tour if you fancy reading other people's thoughts on the book. Read on, bookworms!

Rating: PG
Genre: Short Story
Score: ❤❤❤❤❤
Page Count: 11
Stand Alone
Publisher: Kindle
Published: January 30th, 2017

28-year-old Kade hasn't been able to make it past his sidewalk in eight years. In this chilling short story, you will be given a glimpse into the inner workings of his mind as he goes through the process of trying to face his irrational, but very real fears. 

Experience firsthand what goes on in an Agoraphobic's mind and begin to understand the silent disorder that millions of people across the world struggle with.

1. I wasn't entirely sure what I was going to get from this short story since I haven't read that many of them but I was extra curious about it since it's written in a horror-style to describe agoraphobia. I imagine that it must be a truly terrifying experience for those who battle their agoraphobia on a daily basis and I really wanted to know more about the phobia, which was why I initially showed interest in wanting to read the short story. I was pleasantly satisfied with how the short story played out and while there's not much for me to review material wise, I still have a few thoughts I'd like to share with you all about this short story. Here's the review:

2. The story follows a 28-year-old man living with agoraphobia who has never stepped more than a literal fifteen steps outside of his home in years. The story starts off with the thoughts and emotions racing through Kade's mind as he begins his trek outside, determined to take sixteen steps past his front door into the outside world. While it's nothing at all to most people, Kade finds it as one of the most terrifying experiences of his life, the blood and adrenaline running through his veins, stirring panic and fear inside of him and consuming him as he fights to overcome his agoraphobia.

3. I loved how the story stayed focused on giving the reader the feelings and thoughts and levels of panic and fear for an agoraphobic mind. It allowed me as the reader to get a better sense of what goes on in the mind of someone with such an intense fear that I've never experienced myself. While agoraphobia affects people differently, Kade had a pretty severe case of the phobia and the writing kept a panicked feeling throughout the short story until the very end. Speaking of which, the ending was also satisfying, noting that every day is a new struggle for someone with agoraphobia and makes you meditate on what people living with agoraphobia go through.

4. I would totally recommend this short story to anyone wanting to know more about agoraphobia or simply to people who like reading about mental illnesses in general, especially those that are not talked about very much at all in YA literature. I really enjoyed this short story and I hope to see more from the talented author.

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About The Author:

Sara Secora has a passion for all things gamer and nerdy, as evidenced on her YouTube channel, AviGaming. She is also a well-branded voice over artist.

Secora has always been in love with writing, and nearly a decade ago, she finally turned her talents to the arduous endeavor of authoring an exciting fantasy trilogy. Her whimsical stories are full of enchantment, mystique, and insight—destined to intrigue readers of any age. 

Secora lives in Detroit, Michigan, where she continues to explore old and new avenues for her talent and hard work. 

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  1. I am glad you could love this one so much! I know quite a bit about agoraphobia because there was a Without A Trace episode where someone had it, and I became so invested I spent hours researching it afterwards. I am so happy this short story stayed on the point and kept you invested all the way through.

    1. I only know a little about the phobia which was why I really wanted to pick this one up in the first place. I remember that episode too! I remember thinking it was rather strange for someone to be that scared of going outside but phobias have always been an interest of mine.