Book review: Get Well soon by Julie Hapern

Genre: YA/mental health

Rating 2/5 stars

Plot- Anna Bloom is depressed—so depressed that her parents have committed her to a mental hospital with a bunch of other messed-up teens. Here she meets a roommate with a secret (and a plastic baby), a doctor who focuses way too much on her weight, and a cute, shy boy who just might like her.

But wait! Being trapped in a loony bin isn’t supposed to be about making friends, losing weight, and having a crush, is it? 

In her fiction debut, Julie Halpern finds humor in the unlikeliest of places, and presents a character whose voice—and heart—will resonate with all of us who have ever felt just a little bit crazy.

My verdict: I read this in a day it’s what I would call a ‘quick read’ honestly I know this book is geared towards teams but I felt a lot of the storylines were watered down and the writing was basic despite how serious mental health is as subject matter. Perhaps I’ve simply grown out of YA.

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