This is a bonus second book review for this week. I always like the chance to read books by fellow bloggers, so I’m stepping out of my usual mental health book box. Shattered by Michelle Tikalsky is a young adult novel that tells the story of a budding romance between Mitch and Callie.
Mitch is a punk rocker whose father is an alcoholic, and Callie is a good girl whose mother lays on heavy pressure to do well in school. The chapters alternate between Mitch’s perspective and Callie’s perspective.
The story is very sweet, and the book does a good job of capturing the awkward fumblings of teens discovering themselves and each other.
There were definitely pieces of me in the Callie character. Substitute a hockey player for a musician and this is a pretty good approximation for my grade 12 fantasy, except in my case it didn’t materialize.
This is a great pick for anyone who felt like they didn’t quite fit in during high school. Although really, did anyone feel like they fit in during high school?
You can find Michelle on her blog https://michellewriterblog.wordpress.com/
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Have you checked out my new book Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis? It’s available on Amazon and other major ebook retailers. It’s also available on the Mental Health @ Home Store, along with my first book, Psych Meds Made Simple.
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