Anna Bloom is depressed—so depressed that her parents have committed her to a mental hospital with a bunch of other messed-up teens. Here she meets a roommate with a secret (and a plastic baby), a doctor who focuses way too much on her weight, and a cute, shy boy who just might like her.
But wait! Being trapped in a loony bin isn’t supposed to be about making friends, losing weight, and having a crush, is it?
In her fiction debut, Julie Halpern finds humor in the unlikeliest of places, and presents a character whose voice—and heart—will resonate with all of us who have ever felt just a little bit crazy.
Pages - 208
Format - Audio
Sometimes you find a book, and everything points to it being the kind of book that you'll love. You read the back and check off things that sound amazing, and you go in with high expectations. Sometimes the book reaches them and others, it doesn't quite get there.
This is one of those books for me. I thought I'd love it, but it just wasn't for me. I think one of the major things I found wrong with it, is that the main
character was just annoying to me. I also felt like the story was a little slow in parts, and that put me off.
Overall, for me it wasn't a great book, but it was ok and I can see how for a lot of people, it would be a really good story. This one just wasn't for me.