Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2020) Nominees Round Up, April 9 Edition

A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: February 5, 2019
ISBN: 9781492667247

Hannah is locked in an institution. What happened to land her here, designated as a danger to herself and others? She slowly reveals her story as small pieces fall into place, but is she telling the truth?  Did she cause the tragedy? Does she even know? She is eventually diagnosed and treated, but when she leaves the institution, will she be able to cope?

Readers will immediately feel the pull to find out why Hannah is in the institution. The unreliable narrator tells a quick-paced story as the reader tries to figure out what is real and what is not. This book addresses the popular topic of mental illness and also has elements of mystery.

Readers interested in mental illness who enjoyed titles such as A World Without You by Beth Revis or Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Sáenz will enjoy this insider view, and those who like the slow reveal in More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera will find themselves similarly intrigued.

-Cathy Outten

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