Lisa Sparrow has never felt loved or wanted. Born into a family that she never quite fit into, her childhood was spent alternating between the foster care system and various mental health institutions. How could the very people charged to protect her make her feel so worthless?
From the agony of multiple miscarriages to the pain of never feeling love from anyone, Lisa Y. Sparrow reveals the most intimate of details of her life in the hopes that someone is freed from their own prison of mental illness.
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4 out of 5 lattes
Lisa Y. Sparrow deserves much credit for 100% baring her soul in the pages of His Eye Is on the Sparrow as she walks you through her raw emotions of feeling unwanted and unloved from the very start of her life and the negativity that festered within her, developing along with her growth into adulthood.
The pain she felt is so clear on every page, and if you have ever felt just a modicum of what she reveals in the book, I will be honest: this will be painful to read. But as Sparrow said, this story was told so that others who have suffered like her would realize that they are not alone and that they, too, can overcome.
Aside from a few spots where the storytelling feels jumbled with the author jumping from idea to idea, often leaving me wanting to know more or wanting to know how she jumped from one idea to the next, I would recommend this book not only to readers who are interested in seeing Sparrow’s journey of mental illness to help themselves, but also to readers who want to be made aware of mental illness and its effects so that they can help those they love.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.