Afraid of All the Things by Scarlet Hiltibidal

Afraid of All the Things by Scarlet Hiltibidal

Posted March 14, 2019 by Leona Woolfolk in Book Reviews, Books / 2 Comments

I drug my feet while reading Afraid of All the Things: Tornadoes, Cancer, Adoption, and Other Stuff You Need the Gospel For by Scarlet Hiltibidal for many reasons, reasons I could provide an exhaustive list for you all to read, but I don’t want to torture y’all. The main reason I took forever to read and review this title was because it was so REAL. There wasn’t one page that I couldn’t relate to and didn’t want to hunt down the author and tell her we are soul sisters. You may not know, but I have PTSD, social anxiety (anxiety in general), and I suffer with severe depression. All this becomes translated into me fearing almost everything simply because I am still learning about how my trauma affects my everyday life. Hiltibidal’s recollection of her childhood caused me anxiety simply because of the fear of the unknown that she endured. […]