Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (3) Made You Up

Waiting on Wednesday (3)

Waiting on Wednesday is a feature meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting.

Title: Made You Up
Author: Francesca Zappia
Pages: 448
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Release Date: May 19, 2015

Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. For fans of Silver Linings Playbook and Liar, this thought-provoking debut tells the story of Alex, a high school senior—and the ultimate unreliable narrator—unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion.

Alex fights a daily battle to figure out what is real and what is not. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8 Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She's pretty optimistic about her chances until she runs into Miles. Didn't she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She's not prepared for normal. Can she trust herself? Can we trust her?

This book looks really odd.  And I am really curious to see how she does writing about schizophrenia.

1 comment:

  1. That looks really interesting! I love unreliable narrators, and I would also like to see what the writer does with the subject of schizophrenia. I get so tired of the stereotypical dangerous schizophrenic, when most schizophrenics aren't dangerous at all. I'm very interested in this one. Adding it to my wishlist. Thanks! Here's my WOW. Happy reading!