I Don't Want to Be Crazy


A harrowing, remarkable poetry memoir about one girl's struggle with anxiety disorder.

This is a true story of growing up, breaking down, and coming to grips with a psychological disorder. When Samantha Schutz first left home for college, she was excited by the possibilities -- freedom from parents, freedom from a boyfriend who was reckless with her affections, freedom from the person she was supposed to be. At first, she revelled in the independence. . . but as pressures increased, she began to suffer anxiety attacks that would leave her mentally shaken and physically incapacitated. Thus began a hard road of discovery and coping, powerfully rendered in this poetry memoir.--from the publisher

288 pages            9781338337495            Ages 14 and up  (Grades 9 and up)

Keywords:  Young adult, mental illness, anxiety, healing, poetry, memoir, poetry memoir, college, psychological disorder, resilience, recovery,  14 year olds, 15 year olds, 16 year olds

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