Monica is a devoted daughter, serious student, and gifted writer. Everyone who hears her passionate songs believes she has talent, but nobody knows the true story. Inside, Monica is a mess, and every day is harder and harder to endure.
In this insightful novel about mental illness and its many manifestations, Monica serves as the titular Anxiety Girl. She has received a diagnosis of anxiety and depression from her doctor, but just knowing this isn’t enough.
Monica loses all motivation once she graduates from college. Despite support from her parents, boyfriend, and best friend, Monica can’t find meaning in anything. She spends every night lying awake, worrying about her future. Her straight-talking sister, Andrea, tells her she needs a job, but Monica doesn’t think it would help.
Then, a mysterious fortune cookie directs Monica to take a job at a local restaurant. In this bustling place full of friendly people, Monica finally starts to understand and confront her anxiety. But as she opens up to the possibilities of the universe, Monica must still decide what she wants to do with her life and whom she wants to share it with.
“An amazing read and so worth buying”
Five Star Review on Amazon by Melanie Azzi
Such a well written novel, an amazing read and so worth buying! I couldn’t stop putting the book down. In this novel, the author talks about anxiety and depression and talking about awareness of mental health which gives you a clear understanding of how to overcome it and knowing that there is hope in the world for those who suffer from it. I want to thank the author Vanessa for sharing her story and bringing so much inspiration in her novel and you can tell in her writing that she has poured so much love and thoughts into it and showing/reminding others that things will get better and there is hope and faith out there. Congrats on your novel beautiful and I couldn’t be happier for you. Keep on writing and keep on shining.. xoxo
About the Author
Vanessa Serrao is a twenty-four-year-old author. She recently graduated from the University of Toronto and lives in Woodbridge, Ontario. In addition to writing, Serrao enjoys playing music and participating in several different sports. She is an advocate for improving mental health and hopes to spread awareness of anxiety and depression through Anxiety Girl.
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