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