Book Review: Patchwork of Me by Gregory G. Allen


A product of the foster care system, Sara Butler spends her early thirties hiding from her past while striving for a normal life with her small group of quirky friends in Arizona. Seeking treatment for an invisible rash and abnormal dreams, her therapist helps her unlock a heinous past that she is unsure she wants to open. To patch her life back together, she realizes she must travel across country to Maine to confront that past in order to plan for a future.


Sara Butler is 30 something and suffering from psychosomatic symptoms. A severe itch/rash on her arm that doesn’t appear to others, accompanied by dreams where she is a man with a family and a little girl who starts appearing to her whilst she is awake. Sara was in the foster care system since she was 3 years old, until she faces this life event she is unable to move forward and discover what lies behind her dreams and hallucinations.

I loved the premise of this book and looked forward to reading it. I found it repetitive and difficult to get into. I felt it was missing something on a psychological level. It was well written and the banter between Sara’s friends was amusing to a point, but I felt the main issues in the story were somewhat neglected. I enjoyed reading bout Sara and being an observer to her issues of self esteem and anxiety over her past, but it lacked something for me.

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