A book worthy of an award. I went into this book fairly confused about what the premise was. I mean the only criteria was that it had to have won an award.
Neal Shusterman is damn good at what he does. This book made me cry, for real.
So it turns out that it’s the story of a teenage boy dealing with the onset of schizophrenia and his subsequent hospitalization. It could have been terrible but it was so so good. Neal really seems to understand and it makes sense because at the end of the book, there is a note saying that this book is not entirely fiction. It’s based on what his own son went through after his diagnosis with schizophrenia.
There are just some profoundly sad passages or quotes that caught me off guard, because I’ve felt the same way and I thought damn. This is a really honest portrayal of mental illness.
Anyway it was really good.
next is devoted by dean koontz so we’re leaning into trash tier again. Lol