Psych Major Syndrome
The Patient, Leigh Nolan (that would be me), has just started her first year at Stiles College. She has decided to major in psychology (even though her parents would rather she study Tarot card...more
Then why did it start off so great, deceived me for three quarters of it and then suddenly went down the drain?
Leigh Nolan is attending her first year at Stiles College, a some, alternative and barely known school in California, where her high-school sweetheart and boyfriend, the overachieving, self-cen...more
Favourite Quote: "You . . . smell like rain." Whatever I expected, that hadn't been it. "Is that a good thing or a bad thing?" "Good," he said. "Definitely good."
This book is a hidden gem. I hadn't heard anything really about Psych Major Syndrome until my friend and book guide Nomes read and wrote a rave review for it. I then couldn't get my hands on it fast enough and she was right this book is AMAZING! Psych Major Syndrome is funny, warm, irresistible read that is slightly qu...more
As one of only a handful of Asian-Americans in my private high school, I've been the Asian guy in this picture. It was okay because Don't worry, Mags. You are cool. We're not making fun of you. No, you're just mocking everyone who looks like me, but being "cool" means going with the flow and taking the harmless teasing. Only it's not so harmless. And it's not so cool. It's fucked up.
I got Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson based on a fe...more
The Reviewer (that’s me) finished Psych Major Syndrome two days ago and presents with a mild yet persistent state of indecision over how to review and rate said book.
The Reviewer states that she highly enjoyed the experience of reading Psych Major Syndrome, identifying with the main character and the sensation of “flailing” through the late teen years. (view spoiler)[ That's a total joke. I'm still flailing. (hide spoiler)]Reviewer has a tendency to over-analyse (case i...more
Alright, this was so not the plan. Actually, I am reading Redeeming Love right now, or well, at least I’m supposed to be reading it right now, which I’m obviously not, but when my dear friend Mr. Postman delivered my copy of Psych Major Syndrome yesterday, I just couldn’t help myself.
See, my friends Nic and Nomes had made me so curious about this that after a few hours of constantly sneaking glances at the book, I finally caved in and abandoned Redeeming Love (whic...more
Cognitive Fictional Character Association: A common affliction wherein an avid reader becomes highly sympathetic of a main character due to the numerous similarities in characteristics, experiences and habits.
Just in case you’re wondering, yes I made that condition up, but it best describes why I enjoyed Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson so much. This book caused some serious tear-inducing laughter with its hilarious and snarky narrative and awe...more
Yet, I was often annoyed by Leigh’s douche bag boyfriend and they way she let him treat her – and still belie...more
I have to give the author major kudo points for setting this book in a college campus. It's a scarce area explored in the young adult genre. I'm guessing it's harder to reach the younger audience if you set them away from home for the first time. I actually thought it was always weird that more authors didn't write about this time in a young person's life.
This is a story of a psych-major Leigh with her boyfriend Andrew, his roommate Nathan and some fun, crazy (sometimes unrealistic) side characters. I rarely put a book with 3 stars on my enjoyed shelf unless there was something special about the book. In this case, special-something came in a package of Nathan, who plays the guitar, majors in math and has a nice voice and a very nice chest.
At the start, the book was promising with a part like this:
I'll spend countless hour...more
Leigh has most everything going for her… or maybe not. A girl with the tendency to over-analyze, drag her feet and take her time in everything she did, has compensate elsewhere, right? And she does, she’s funny and made observation...more
Now this book is no great piece of literature. It's chick-lit and mostly fluff. Leigh is a bit annoying in the beginning. Looks like she's making drama where there is none. And Nathan likes cats, not that I have anything against cats; just that it's strange. I feel like guys who like cats should be dealt with caution.
Though if you can pass this...more
Too bad I have classes today. Why is life so cruel?
does this book have such a low rating? Did we not read the same thing?
It was so sweet,like on Stephanie Perkins' level of cuteness. OK,maybe not that cute but still cute to land on my favorite shelf. Everybody knows I don't give those pretty lightly. So,our girl,Leigh(pst, that's her middle name. Wait till you find out her real name) is one of those Rory Gilmore type of girls which you should love(and...more
"Psych Major Syndrome: A common affliction wherein a psychology major, overwhelmed by conditions, effects, and disorders, begins to overanalyze her own life.
ROTTER INCOMPLETE SENTENCES BLANK
1. I like...to read incredibly unrealistic and badly written romance novels.
2. The happiest time was...I can't remember.
3. Back home...the house smells like incense all the time
4. I regret...buying Avril's first album on the basis of one song
5.At bedtime...I make up stories in my head.
6. I a...more
The book crackles with humor, mostly the result of the stellar protagonist. Leigh has just the right balance of “intelligent college student” and “blind, drama-attracting girl” to win over both lovers of intelligent AND just-for-fun fiction. Leigh’s snarky and self-depreca...more
Okay, look. This is not the type of book that would usually get 5 stars from me (4.5, but whatever). However, sometimes I read a book at just the exact perfect moment in my life - perhaps after 3 long weeks of being sick and stressed and desperate for something to cheer me up - and it makes me love it so much more than if I had read it at an earlier or later time. I think this book is one of those books. I can't even tell you why I loved it, I just did!
If I had read this a...more
Alright let's get something out of the way right now: the minor character of Li. The scene was meant to be funny I'm sure but it wasn't. Li placed third in a state-wide poetry contest but his poem sucked, his character sucked....more
Leigh’s in her first year at small Stiles College. She’s busy studying psychology—not the ins and out of psychic b&b ownership like her parents would prefer—and defending her boyfriend and their stilted relationship to pretty much everyone. A lot. She finds herself suckered into a project by her adviser that she can’t bs her way out of. (There’s a lot of bs, too.) Somehow the middle schooler that she ends up mentoring seems to see her relationship more clea...more
This book was totally up my alley. Tuesday "Leigh" is a product of some new age parents. Her bac...more
Leigh Nolan might come from a family of psychics, but she’s firmly rooted in the real world. She’s escaped to college with her boyfriend, Andrew, to study psychology. But not everything is going according to Leigh’s plan. Andrew is becoming distant, Andrew’s roommate Nathan hates her, and she stuck working this mentor program at a local high school with the snobbiest student in the psychology department. Leigh may be learning how to solve people’s problems, but she’s...more
For you Meg Cabot lovers, her recommendation is on the back of the book.
Leigh is in her first year at a bitty little liberal arts college in California. She comes from a nutty, psychic B&B in Arizona where her dad wears and eye patch and her mother takes aura pictures. Leigh is majoring in Psychology. As she wades her way through Psych 101 Leigh begins to self examine. She is pressing herself to keep the relationship going with Andrew, her high school...more
I stayed up until 4 in the morning finishing Psych Major Syndrome.
It was one of the best books I’ve ever read. Not because of endless depth of the story, not because of Shakespearean lingo—but because of the perfectly balanced constitution of all the elements that is behind the making of a great book. I laughed out so many times that i've lost count. Leigh was charming, funny, loyal, intelligent in her own way, afraid of change, over-analytic to a fault and absolutely adorable. Readi...more
Anyway, I'd give this 3.5 stars (a B-/C+), and I absolutely mean that in a good way because I read this in one sitting and really enjoyed it. I'd give it four stars because up until the ending, I thought it was a very good light romance read with a character who's very aware of herself and THERE, as opposed to being an Everygirl and a developed hero and antihero who we...more
When I finally got it, I started reading and couldn't put it down. Sneakily, (despite my, erm, new years resolution Reformed Sleeping Habits Commitment) I stayed up until 3:30am to finish it.
It's probably an odd book to find un-put-downable. It's not because I was sucked in to the plot, or waiting for some major twist/secret to be revealed. It'...more
Leigh Nolan is a freshman in a small college and she's well, a psych major obviously. And if you consider the combination of college fres...more
Patient has always been very good at helping her friends with their problems, but when it comes to solving her own...not so much.
Patient has a tendency to overanalyze things, particularly when the opposite sex is involved. Like why doesn't Andrew, h...more
Alicia Thompson's debut YA novel is at times very funny and en...more