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Made you up /

by Zappia, Francesca [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]Edition: First edition.Description: vii, 428 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780062290106; 006229010X.Subject(s): Schizophrenia in adolescence -- Juvenile fiction | Mental illness -- Juvenile fiction | Sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Schizophrenia -- Fiction | Mental illness -- Fiction | Sisters -- FictionSummary: "Armed with her camera and 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"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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?

"Armed with her camera and 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"-- Provided by publisher.

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Horn Book Review

Paranoid schizophrenic Alex starts senior year determined not to let anyone find out about her mental illness. But the growing challenge of differentiating between hallucination and reality makes secrecy impossible. This unusual and involving novel offers no easy fixes, but as Alex experiences friendship, love, and betrayal, it leaves readers with the promise that she can live a happy life. (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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