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Swallow Me Whole by Nate Powell
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Dec 29, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: adult-older-teen-fiction
Read in December, 2009

This was a confusing book about a family with many mental problems- a grandmother, brother and sister. It wasn't clear to me exactly what those problems were and I had to read the reviews to find out the exact nature of the problems, which included OCD and schizophrenia and hallucinations. I found it rather unbelievable that these two teens were able to navigate through the world so well when they were also trying to cope with mental illness, and their parents seemed rather clueless to me. Too many gaps in the story made it difficult for me to enjoy it- I just kept wondering what was happening and was surprised at the reactions or non-reactions of those around them.
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