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Review : Progress by Amalie Silver


Ok so first I have to say this: 

WARNING: This book contains material that might be a trigger for some readers. Abuse and rape are implied, but not described in detail. Discretion is advised.

Wish I would have been warned about this book. I mean, don't get me wrong, Amalie Silver is great at what she does, but this book was very intense.

It dealt with real life issues. Very serious issues that are peoples' reality like Depression, Anxiety and Bipolar, among other things.

This was a very depressing, gut wrenching and difficult to read, in part story.
I cried my eyes out and had knots in my throat.

There was so much pain.

Charlie was very likable and, even thou she struggled with her own issues of anxiety and self-image issues, she always tried to view positive and good things in people.

Jesse was HOT but he had so many issues of his own. At times it was hard to like him since he was an arse to Charlie. But the more you get to know him and his story he starts to grow on you. 
By the end of story, roles are reversed which gives it a good twist but still no HEA so beware.


I admit, I didn’t think much of Charlie at first. She was rounder than the girls who usually caught my eye. Not my type. But when I saw her sitting in that booth alone, for the first time something in my mind or my instincts or my heart told me to join her.

She defied me.
She challenged me.
She gave me hope.
Before I knew it, moving forward was my only option.


I couldn’t tell you when it happened, but it had to have been a gradual change; I never moved too quickly.

If someone would have told me earlier that year what I was going to go through, I wouldn't have believed them.

Jesse was so different from anyone I’d met before. And everyone I’ve met since. He sucked all the life out of me, in the best—and worst—ways.

We don’t get strong overnight. For most of us it takes time. Strength isn’t measured by how high and fast our walls go up, but how easily we can watch them fall.