Fighting seven years of crippling depression in a chaotic dysfunctional family, Kerri can't imagine living another day without hope. She decides to end it all….!
In the wake of a failed suicide attempt, she is terrifyingly “imprisoned” in a Mental Health Hospital to which, when released, she will be returned unless she strictly follows the new house rules. Now she is lonelier than ever as she is ostracized at school for what she has attempted to do and failed at. After all, she learns, no-one wants to talk to a freak!
In a bid to re-unite the family, her parents take her to sunny Florida for an amazing Disney World experience where she meets Trevor, the boy of her dreams. Then, she discovers, to her dismay -- he lives an ocean away from her!
Quickly falling in love, a long distance relationship ensues. In a time when email and texting does not exist can Kerri and Trevor keep their relationship going? Can Kerri re-build her life and get back to a new “normal”?
“Out of the Darkness and Into the Light” is Kerri’s shocking, heartbreaking and sometimes funny account of self-discovery, acceptance, strength and love, sure to resonate in the hearts of all who read it.
‘Out of the Darkness Into the Light” is not only a captivating, entertaining, and well-written memoir – but it is also one with a powerful theme and a lesson of strength and perseverance that I’m sure many people can relate to. Kerri may have a background that is much different than my own, but that didn’t prevent me whatsoever from truly connecting with many of her experiences. I must also note that the narration is top quality which had me completely immersed into Kerri’s story within the first few chapters and hooked until the very end.
A Must Read Book
What an Amazing book! I had so many emotions I experienced reading this book. I can totally see this book turned into a movie. It was amazing and I couldn't put it down. Thank you to the Author who shared her journey with us all. Many more blessings to come :)
I am so happy and grateful that you chose to write and share …
I just read your book and was blown away!!! I am so happy and grateful that you chose to write and share your story. I purchased the Kindle edition and did not have to wait for the mail. I found it hard to put down. I definitely recommend this book!!!
I had the pleasure of interviewing Kerri before her book came out and was completely captivated by her story. To read about a level of depression that led to an attempted suicide and teenage bullying from someone that lived it, really opens ones eyes to the pure pain and struggle that many people go through. This is a book for any person that is struggling through a dark time, to know that there is hope and light on the other side. Thank you Kerri for your strength, openness and courage to share your story with the world!
A beautiful message of hope for children suffering from depression!
Wow! This book shows the struggle that some face with severe depression and the aftermaths of a suicide attempt. Kerri's book gives hope and shows her determination to make a life worth living for herself. She tells of the many struggles that children often face, and how her teenage years turned from dark depression to finding light at the end of the tunnel in the form of love! A must read!
A remarkable memoir!
After reading such an uplifting memoir- Out of the Darkness into the Light, my first wish is to thank the author Kerri Gardner for sharing her life experiences of surviving suicide attempt, finding love and overcoming depression.
I loved very much the romantic part of the story, written so vividly, that I kept thinking this would make a great movie. Kerri was unfortunate with her early childhood accident after been tramped by horse that end her up using heavy drugs, which in return crippled her mental health provoking severe depression, and later resulted in decision of ending life at the age of 13. Who would think that such desperate move out of pain would become a step out of the darkness into the light? Not only Kerri survived, she met at the same year her first and the last love of her life, making intercontinental friendship turning into relationship a true success!
This is a truly remarkable story of love, light and determination.
Well I would like to say thank you!
Well I would like to say thank you!
For turning your life experiences into a beautiful piece of work that will undoubtedly change lives. Thank you for giving me something of quality and meaning to feed my mind with positivity whilst I am also going through a tough time. Thank you for for adding a little more love to this world...that love is floating in the ether sure to be picked up by others that will find comfort in it. Thank you for restoring my Faith in love and reminding me that there are good men out there. Most of all thank you for being you and I love you x