Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: Schizo


Schizo
Author: Nic Sheff
Publisher: Penguin
Expected Publication: September 30, 2014
Goodreads


Synopsis:
The fascinating, shocking, and ultimately quite hopeful story of one teen’s downward spiral into mental illness by the bestselling author of Tweak.
Miles is the ultimate unreliable narrator—a teen recovering from a schizophrenic breakdown who believes he is getting better . . . when in reality he is growing worse.
Driven to the point of obsession to find his missing younger brother, Teddy, and wrapped up in a romance that may or may not be the real thing, Miles is forever chasing shadows. As Miles feels his world closing around him, he struggles to keep it open, but what you think you know about his world is actually a blur of gray, and the sharp focus of reality proves startling.
Written by the New York Times bestselling author of Tweak, Schizo is the fascinating, and ultimately quite hopeful, story of one teen's downward spiral into mental illness as he chases the clues to a missing brother. Perfect for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and It’s Kind of a Funny Story. 
My Thoughts: I have been just devouring "Issue Lit" lately. I have also been saying, for a long time, that not enough books deal with mental illness! I am excited to see how the author handles a character who is suffering from a schizophrenic breakdown.

4 comments:

  1. Hmm.. This one has my interest piqued!

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  2. Oh wow, I hadn't heard of this one before but I'm always on the lookout for books dealing with mental health issues (I have a BA in psychology and just generally a keen interest in that field). Unreliable narrators sometimes work for me and sometimes don't, but since the main character has a valid reason for being unreliable, I think this one probably will.

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