An important read for all survivors of trauma

“Beyond the traumatic reruns in your brain, the sleepless nights, and the façade of normalcy that you lose once you awaken and remove yourself from harm, there is freedom.”

Through the journey of protagonist Shay Stone, author J S Lee explores a number of difficult issues including adoption, race, identity, and trauma. While J S Lee doesn’t shy away from exploring the nuance of what can feel like heavy themes, the story is not bleak. In fact, what I loved most about Keurium is how beautifully it captures the reawakening and healing that can come after surviving trauma itself. Through liberation, self discovery, and self care there is freedom. Keurium is an important read for all survivors of trauma – I highly recommend it! —Jennifer R.