The Metamorphosis of Marc Sullivan by Sean Fesko is a very short story (around 20 pages) that is about anxiety, but also has a science fiction twist to it. Although I had a few thoughts about the fact that I didn’t think I would like this book, it actually turned out to be a very good read.
Marc Sullivan is part of a program that requires him to find an “associate” which is supposed to help his anxiety, and to make him more outgoing so that he can talk to people, make friends, and basically live a “normal” life. One day, while in one of these classes that are supposed to help him, he meets a girl named Charis. Marc becomes interested in Charis, but at first can’t seem to talk to her.
Then one day she talks to Marc, and she teaches Marc a lesson about what these “associates” really mean, and what’s actually important in life. Instead of connecting through an app that creates “associates”, Marc learns though Charis how to make real friends and create deeper connections.
If you are a person that struggles with anxiety, this book can be a real help to you. The author even wrote it because of his dealings with the disorder. Even though this book is a little off the wall, it really does have a great message. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars, and I received this from the author in exchange for an honest review.