When I first started reading “All men love Leah”, I was a bit confused as to why the emphasis was placed on certain ordinary activities (from the viewpoint of someone who doesn’t understand mental disorders). Later on in the book, I realized that there is significance behind each of these ‘ordinary’ or ‘everyday’ activities and as a reader you have to look deeper into what it symbolizes and place yourself into the shoes of someone with a mental disorder.
“All men love Leah” showcases Enzo who is struggling to adapt to society or to integrate with his peers. Until he meets Leah who pushes him to climb out of his shell and explore beyond what he thought would be possible.
The writer, Ksenija Nikolova gives the reader insight into the mind of someone who struggles to cope with everyday tasks and struggles to comprehend social behavior. At the end of the book a lot of the storylines and emphasis points makes a lot more sense, but it is a very turbulent book and definitely not a relaxing read.
I would recommend this book to someone who wants to learn more about a person’s mind with a mental disorder or someone who has a friend or family member struggling with mental illness.