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Watch Me Follow

  

 Watch Me Follow
Harloe Rae
 February 2nd 2018

 

Creep. Freak. Crazy Eyes.
I’ve heard it all.
Over the years, they’ve slammed me with every demeaning name in the book.
Their taunts warped me like a steady stream of poison.
Anger replaced anxiety as I started believing the cruelty spat my way.
Until she showed up and changed everything.
Lennon Bennett is pure innocence—warm sunshine breaking apart my stormy existence.
She’s everything good and maybe I can be too.
For her. With her. Because of her.
Lennon doesn’t know I’m beckoned closer with each breath.
She isn’t aware that I’m completely consumed with her.
It’s become my sole purpose to protect her, by any means necessary.
But if she discovers the depth of my obsession, it will be the end of me.
So, I remain in the shadows.
Waiting. Watching. Wanting.
She’ll be my first. My last. My only.

 

 

 

According to the dictionary normal is :  

 

adjective

conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural.

serving to establish a standard.

Psychology.

  1. approximately average in any psychological trait, as intelligence, personality, or emotional adjustment.
  2. free from any mental disorder; sane.

 

The same dictionary defines different as :…

adjective

not alike in character or quality; distinct in nature; dissimilar:

The two brothers are very different, although they are identical twins.

not identical; separate or distinct:

When I asked for directions, three people gave me three different answers.

various; several:

Different people told me the same story.

not ordinary; unusual:

I know my new hat is a bit different, but I thought I’d try it out.

 

I just read Watch Me Follow by Harloe Rae and this book is as different as its leading characters. I never read anything by this author so I wouldn’t know if this is a typical book for her, if its her typical way of writing or if it is also different.

As a firm believer that for every person there is a soulmate out there this story is really just like the winning of a lottery when you can not even remember participating.

We all get accustomed to a certain normal and everything that is outside of these visible lines is not normal to our standard and therefore different. But why do we fear everything that is different? The two leading characters in this story are so fare away from that “normal” that is established that I have to admit it also took me a while to wrap my head around why “sunshine” did not freak out …. or on the other hand why “Ry” always freaked out.

While one would have had a thousand reasons too (gosh I would have freaked out) the other barly had one and still used every chance he got. So yes definitely each one of them needed a very special significant other to be able to fully understand each other.

The essence of the story for me was not in an epic “showdown” (if you are looking for that you will be disappointed) but more between the lines. The point is that you do not need a magical cure to make the leads normal no you just have to re-define normal and change your point of view.

I admit that from my point of view those characters were strange as hell. But they were perfect for each other and the author drew a beautiful picture of vulnerable persons that just needed their soulmates to finally be complete.

And that is something to be jealous of. Having this one person to understand you before you even understand yourself is the most precious gift of all. This Gift lets the question if that relationship or the persons in it are “normal” fade away.

 

 

 

 

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