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Monday, August 10, 2015

Made You Up (YA)


Book #101 Read in 2015
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia (YA)

Alex has schizophrenia.  This has caused her to be ostracized by her fellow classmates.  Her actions have caused her to be put into a different school, where she decides to not say anything about her illness.  She thinks things are going well until she is outed by a vicious classmate.  Then people begin to avoid her again.  Alex struggles to live like a normal teen and have a normal relationship with her friends and boyfriends.  But her illness makes that very difficult to do.  This was a honest and powerful look at a mentally ill teen.  It was a great read that I would recommend for both high school students and adults.  I borrowed this book from the town library.

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