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A Voice in the Distance by Tabitha Suzuma
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Sep 28, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: library-read, read-in-2011, realistic-fiction, young-adult, mental-health, contemporary
Read from October 06 to 07, 2011

I enjoyed reading this book as it was quite effective and very realistic. Flynn has bipolar disorder and this is what the book is based around - showing Flynn's actions, decisions and the impact that it has upon his family and friends - especially with his girlfriend, Jennah. I think the two prominent aspects of Bipolar Disorder (manic and depressive episodes) were portrayed well. The story was authentic and the struggles both Flynn and Jennah faced felt genuine. It didn't feel as though things were simply happening to make it an interesting plot but because these things could and probably would happen. It made me sit back and think about what they were going through - was Flynn just in his decision whether or not to take his mood stabilizers? Was the end decision ultimately the best for the both of them? The ending absolutely crushed me - it was heartbreaking but it really packed an emotional punch. A really intriguing and gratifying book.
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