All My Friends Are Invisible: the inspirational childhood memoir

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All My Friends Are Invisible: the inspirational childhood memoir

All My Friends Are Invisible: the inspirational childhood memoir

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Jonathan talks of his parents toxic relationship, and his experiences growing up in a boys school in rural Ireland.

Having said that however, I feel my review needs to reflect that this book is said to be childhood memoir, and I feel it reads very much as a fictional novel.The extent of Jonathan’s imaginative world he created reflects the extremes of the emotional pain he endured and how this is the only way he could escape and survive through childhood. The book explores Joly's childhood experiences with queerness and retreating into a vivid fantasy world, a phenomenon that he associates with having to grow up in a conservative 1980s United Kingdom.

It will require grit, hardship, pain and suffering, but the rewards will be great, and the journey will be greater, and the adventures will be endless. It starts with Jonathan at an airport in 2016, then jumps back to the 80s to talk about his childhood. In Joly's case, he was uncomfortable with the way that school uniforms were used to categorize binary gender identities based on a student's sex assigned at birth; Joly had to wear a male school uniform with pants.

People could potentially isolate themselves from the real world and cause/worsen serious mental health issues on such advice. Lastly, and the main reason for the 1 star review, is I feel this is a dangerous book from a mental health standpoint. The more we add and curate a story to become what a reader *wants* the less accurate it becomes to fact and the actual point of the book would be lost. It skips from one thing to another and back to this and then over to that and there’s no flow whatsoever. Overall it is very confusing and personally I don't think if someone is suffering from MH should read this book as it won't help them.



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