Book Review: Every Ugly Word by Aimee L. Salter

Book Review: Every Ugly Word by Aimee L. Salter


Genres: Young Adult

Main themes: Bullying, Mental Health

Rating: 2.5 stars 

The opening chapter of Every Ugly Word was both bold and gripping, and is what convinced me to give the book a try. The story starts off with main character Ashley, sitting in the office of her doctor- she’s on a psychiatric ward and is hoping that this meeting will prove that she’s well enough to go home. But why was she first admitted? Well, readers learn that whenever Ashley looks into a mirror she doesn’t see a reflection of herself, but her older, adult self. As she finally opens up about her past, we learn about Ashley’s upsetting story of how bullying can push people into a very dark place. Read more