Monday, 11 June 2012

Review: Crazy by Amy Reed

(image and summary from goodreads)

Connor knows that Izzy will never fall in love with him the way he’s fallen for her. But somehow he’s been let into her crazy, exhilarating world and become her closest confidante. But the closer they get, the more Connor realizes that Izzy’s highs are too high and her lows are too low. And the frenetic energy that makes her shine is starting to push her into a much darker place.

As Izzy’s behavior gets increasingly erratic and self-destructive, Connor gets increasingly desperate to stop her from plummeting. He knows he can’t save her from her pain... but what if no one else can?

My thoughts:
I haven't read many books that are from the point of view of the bystander. This book, written in emails and chats (which I love) is about a teen's struggle with bipolar disorder, and her friend's determination to help her, even when she repeatedly turns him away. I've always thought that many people are forced to endure mental illness without being diagnosed because of the stigma attached to anything remotely related. Mental illness is a genuine health problem, and this book is an interesting way to learn the basics, through both the main character and her friend. 

I have never read anything by Amy Reed prior to this, but I'm definitely going to now.

(eARC courtesy of Simon & Schuster Galley Grab, which I hear is now defunct)

No comments:

Post a Comment