Specs: 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” • 200pp • Suggestions for Further Reading • Written in Verse • About the Author Section • Hi/Lo Content
HC ed.: 978-1-9785-9591-0 • $25.80 | $19.40
eBook: 978-1-9785-9593-4 • $25.80 | $19.40
Paperback: 978-1-9785-9592-7 • $16.35 | $14.20
After being sexually assaulted at a party, Mara started experiencing paranoia and delusional thoughts, which resulted in a public psychotic episode freshman year. Now a senior in high school, Mara feels like an outcast who would rather keep to herself than risk being judged. However, the only way she'll graduate is if she can pass her least favorite class: public speaking. Mara is ready to publicly reclaim her own story—but will she find acceptance this time around?
“This slim novel works both as a high/low pick and a selection for those seeking a realistic, emotionally intelligent read. ” —Booklist
About the Author: Mel Mallory is a writer and mental health advocate. She has a BA in women and gender studies and a minor in English. Her work is influenced by her own experience being disabled and living with psychosis. She currently lives in Maryland with her two guinea pigs. You can find her at www.melmallory.com.