Meagan’s a teenage girl with a sensitive heart, and emotions that seem bigger than her. She struggles with depression and harmful thoughts that feel like they’re rotting her from the inside out. Every day feels harder than the last, until she finds a way to cope.
Meagan begins to cut herself as a way to control her out-of-control world. It becomes her raft in a churning ocean; the only way she can think to stop from drowning in her own sorrows. She starts with just one cut. But that leads to the next, and the next. And after starting, it's clear Meagan can’t stop as easily as expected. She soon spirals into a dark and cruel world she doesn't understand, nor does she really want to. It was supposed to be helpful, an easy and quick fix. But that comfort doesn't last long enough. And when Meagan’s secret is found out, she realizes there’s no way to outrun her unhealthy habit of self-harm. She tries to work through it, and her depression, before she cuts too deep, making a mistake that can never be undone. Meagan faces life-altering obstacles, managing to grow up in the process.
In the Rearview is a story of pain, confusion, heartbreak, healing, and hope told through the unique format of Meagan’s poems, journal entries, and a bit of narrative.
Content Warning: Mental health, suicidal ideation, self-harm, abuse, and language.
If you like unique stories, a bit on the melancholy side, told in unique ways, In the Rearview might be your next favorite audiobook. It'll keep you listening way too late, and you may need a box of tissues nearby.