5 stars for Awoken by KT Cornelio #literaryfiction #diversefiction #fiction #HSP #bookreview
Author: KT Cornelio
Genre: Literary Fiction, Literature, Diverse Fiction
The first book in the Woken series, Awoken is a story about the Highly Sensitive Life.
Awoken takes readers on an empathic journey that immerses them in the lives of seven Highly Sensitive characters. These seven characters share their points of view as they experience life at different points along the diverse spectrums of age, race, gender, ability, sexuality, and even species.
Each chapter of Awoken portrays a successive day in the life of Denny, Charlie, Corrine, Desiree, Destiny, Cassie, or Josiah, who all reside near the same North Carolina college in the fall of 2027. As their paths unfold, our characters invite readers into the deepest layers of their thoughts, feelings, memories, and dreams, sharing with readers multiple dimensions of living a Highly Sensitive Life, including the power, the pitfalls, and everything in between.
While they each strive to heal traumas, confront fears, and forge new relationships, these seven Highly Sensitive beings reveal powerful truths that both transcend and intertwine their individual lives, awakening them (and readers) to the surprising connections that exist within their reality and beyond.
A mind-expanding read that can't help but bring a reader closer to understanding the vagaries of societal thought. Incredibly well written, this book flows from story to story. The reader can find their own place where they see the interwoven stories intertwine.
Each featured person in the book is unique and much alike to the others at the same time. The journeys they each take are one of a kind but share many commonalities.
Possibly the best book ever written about the concept of HSP. The author has done incredible work in putting what is a hard-to-grasp mindset into words. You can simply lose yourself as you read some of the thoughts conveyed. That in itself is a gift. A powerful piece of literary fiction. There is a lot more reality portrayed in this fiction. Each reader can determine what the book means to them. Each reader can see how better they can care about their fellow humans after reading this.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Kevin Cornelio is an introvert, empath, and Highly Sensitive Person whose life has consisted of deeply immersing himself in the areas of personal and professional development.
Kevin has always strived to help others but also, most of all, to help himself overcome issues of severe shyness, depression, and anxiety that plagued him throughout his life. While developing mindsets, habits, and coping strategies to overcome these issues, Kevin obtained a degree in Psychology as well as Professional Life Coaching certifications from iPEC, one of the world's premier coach training schools.
Kevin also developed an extreme lifestyle that included work-addiction, as well as eating and exercise disorders, which culminated in severe burnout, a loss one-third of his body weight, and ultimately suffering a Near-Death Experience.
Rather than ending his life, this experience (and what came after) eternally enhance his life and called him to offer others the chance to enhance their lives, as well, by sharing the story of Woken.
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Reviewed by: Mr. N