I was going to do a post including all my top reads of 2014, but I felt that this book stood out so much that it warrented a post all of its own. Also, which is especially good for me, it means I can be lazy and not do a post with multiple books!
As I'm sure you know by now, I don't award five-stars lightly and this is the only book that got a full five from me. Even worse is that I read this book away back in January, so it's been nearly a year since I've had a five-star read! I've read plenty of great books this year, one's that have gotten four-and-a-half stars, but nothing has gone that extra bit of distance.
You're probably wondering at this point what kind of book does go all the way for me and rightly so. Well, it has to be a book where I deeply sympathise with the protagonist on an unbelievable level and feel a real emotional connection with. Here, that rare thing happened and I love it as much now as I did then. I reckon it'll always be special to me. It tells the story of Matt and his battle with mental illness. To see my full review, go here, The Shock of the Fall