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Madness /

by Brewer, Zac [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]Edition: First edition.Description: 289 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780062457851; 0062457853.Subject(s): Suicide -- Juvenile fiction | Depression, Mental -- Juvenile fiction | Mental illness -- Juvenile fiction | Mentally ill teenagers -- Juvenile fiction | Suicide -- Fiction | Depression, Mental -- Fiction | Mental illness -- Fiction | Love -- Fiction | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Depression | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Suicide | Young adult fiction | Romance fiction | Love stories | Fiction | Juvenile works | Romance fiction | Young adult worksSummary: Brooke Danvers is pretending to be fine. She’s gotten so good at pretending that they’re letting her leave inpatient therapy. Now she just has to fake it long enough for her parents and teachers to let their guard down. This time, when she's ready to end her life, there won’t be anyone around to stop her. Then Brooke meets Derek. Derek is the only person who really gets what Brooke is going through, because he’s going through it too. As they start spending more time together, Brooke suddenly finds herself having something to look forward to every day and maybe even happiness. But when Derek’s feelings for her intensify, Brooke is forced to accept that the same relationship that is bringing out the best in her might be bringing out the worst in Derek -- and that Derek at his worst could be capable of real darkness.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

New York Times bestselling author Zac Brewer delivers his most honest and gripping novel yet, about a girl who believes she's beyond saving--until she realizes the only person who can save her is herself.

Brooke Danvers is pretending to be fine. She's gotten so good at pretending that they're letting her leave inpatient therapy. Now she just has to fake it long enough for her parents and teachers to let their guard down. This time, when she's ready to end her life, there won't be anyone around to stop her.

Then Brooke meets Derek. Derek is the only person who really gets what Brooke is going through, because he's going through it too. As they start spending more time together, Brooke suddenly finds herself having something to look forward to every day and maybe even happiness.

But when Derek's feelings for her intensify, Brooke is forced to accept that the same relationship that is bringing out the best in her might be bringing out the worst in Derek--and that Derek at his worst could be capable of real darkness.

Brooke Danvers is pretending to be fine. She’s gotten so good at pretending that they’re letting her leave inpatient therapy. Now she just has to fake it long enough for her parents and teachers to let their guard down. This time, when she's ready to end her life, there won’t be anyone around to stop her. Then Brooke meets Derek. Derek is the only person who really gets what Brooke is going through, because he’s going through it too. As they start spending more time together, Brooke suddenly finds herself having something to look forward to every day and maybe even happiness. But when Derek’s feelings for her intensify, Brooke is forced to accept that the same relationship that is bringing out the best in her might be bringing out the worst in Derek -- and that Derek at his worst could be capable of real darkness.

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Horn Book Review

After a suicide attempt and subsequent therapy, Brooke tentatively reenters her own life--at least until everyone's guard is down and she can try again. But then she meets equally self-destructive Derek; their relationship simultaneously helps Brooke and threatens to derail her progress. A predictable plot and some clichid writing notwithstanding, Brewer's latest novel offers a raw and realistic exploration of mental illness and recovery. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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