Standalone Sunday #1


Hey, young bloods! Created by the lovely Megan @ Bookslayer Reads, Standalone Sunday is a link-up in which you talk about your favorite standalone books. So, sans further ado, let's discuss

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

17661416Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. 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 classes begin, and 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. 








My Thoughts

THIS. BLOODY. BOOK.

This is one of those books I feel it's very important for everyone to read at some point, especially if you don't know anything about schizophrenia beyond "That's where people hear things, right?". It provides a great depiction of the illness; beyond that, the characters are amazing and the writing extremely gripping. I was glued to the page the whole time - a phenomenal read, especially for a debut.

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Let's chat! Have you read Made You Up? What are your favorite standalone novels? Comment below, and remember that you are all very beautiful pickles.

Namarië,
Ellie

8 comments:

  1. Oh that looks so good! Throwing that on my (giant) TBR haha. Neat Ellie!

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    1. Yayy! I hope you enjoy it :) Thank you!

      - Ellie

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  2. I really enjoyed this too! I love how it portrayed a schizophrenic as a regular girl, you know, shows us that there's a lot of things from a person beside her mental condition :)

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    1. That's another part of the book I feel is really important - so often, we're tempted to categorize people solely by their illness, and we forget there's so much more to a person.

      - Ellie

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  3. This book sounds really good! I've been wanting to read it for awhile now. I've read books dealing with mental illness, but never like this, so it sounds really interesting. All these great reviews are getting me even more excited!

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    1. I hope you read it! I look forward to hearing your thoughts if you do :)

      - Ellie

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  4. Ive never read it but it sounds amazing. Im gonna add it to my goodreads. I actually freaking love the cover art too. its gorgeous. thanks for the recommendation!

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    1. Ahhhh I didn't know you had a Goodreads! What's your user?

      I hope you enjoy it!

      - Ellie

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