For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm’s length. And when a former friend confronts Mel with the truth about the way their relationship ended, deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium.
As the walls of Mel’s compartmentalized world crumble, she fears the worst–that her friends will abandon her if they learn the truth about what she’s been hiding. Can Mel bring herself to risk everything to find out. (from Amazon)
**I received this book for free, via Netgalley, in exchange of an honest review**
I give this book a 3.75 stars out of 5.
It was a very quick read. While it has dark subject matter, it still comes across as a light read, and that is due to the lighthearted funny characters within the book. There is a lot of humor in it.
I think the author has captured Bi-Polar disorder perfectly. He managed to capture the highs and lows, and the absolute free-falling nature of this illness. My heart aches for all that Mel has gone through, and the fight she faces everyday, not to lose herself. I really did enjoy this book, and I know it may not look like it in my photo, but the cover is absolutely gorgeous.
Kudos to Authors who are shedding light on a topic that many people want to shove under a rug and pretend it doesn’t exist. You are making people talk about it, and that is a GREAT thing! This book comes out February 7th. Pick it up guys!