Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy

Stop Pretending:  What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy

Continuously in print for nearly two decades, this groundbreaking and profoundly moving story told in verse, from award-winning author Sonya Sones, has been repackaged with a striking new cover and bonus content.

When her beloved older sister is hospitalized after a sudden mental breakdown, Cookie is left behind to cope with a family torn apart by grief, friends who shun her, and her fear that she, too, might one day lose her mind.

Based on award-winning author Sonya Sones’s own true story, this novel explores the chilling landscape of mental illness, revealing glimmers of beauty and of hope along the way. Told in a succession of short and powerful poems, it takes us deep into the cyclone of the narrator’s emotions: despair, anger, guilt, resentment, and ultimately, acceptance.--from the publisher

160 pages    978-0064462181     Ages   12 - 15

Editor's Note:  This book is written in verse based on journals the author wrote when she was 13 years old and her 19 year old sister was hospitalized for manic depression  (bipolar disorder).

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