Monday, October 1, 2007

Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern

"This is so pointless, and I feel gross because I'm sitting in the middle of a hallway with paper-thin pajamas on, and I'm not wearing a bra. In real life, I wouldn't dare leave the house with my C cups flopping all over the place, but I would also never sit at a desk in the middle of a hallway in my pajamas."

Meet Anna Bloom. Her parents commit her to a mental institution because they can't deal with her depression. Anna doesn't think she's that bad off--certainly not as messed up as the other teens in her ward. When she first arrived she was was screaming to get out, but the truly crazy thing is - now she's pleading to stay.

I loved this book. Anna is funny, and self-conscious, and vulnerable, and best 0f all--familiar. Read this book and I think you'll know what I mean.

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