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    A crash course in how to be yourself

    Leila Sales is now on my radar in a significant way. Elise Dembowski reads as one of the most honest and relatable characters I've ever read. She confronts depression, suicidal thoughts, bullying, and self-loathing in an authentic and heart-breaking way. She immerses herself in the power of art, and she builds herself out of its joy. Sales's depiction of the workings of Elise's mind challenge the reader, holding a mirror to difficulties faced by so many. I read lines in this book that felt like lines I could have written myself as a teenager. The ending- despite its hopefulness- also felt genuine, and the events of the last few chapters highlight the importance of seeing yourself for who you are rather than how you are reflected in others. I wish so much that I could convince every young adult to read this book.
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    Bleh

    I can't say much about this book because I couldn't finish it. This book starts off with a very inaccurate suicide attempt. At least she admitted after that she only wanted attention. This libro came highly recommended to me and I expected it to be more along the lines of Laurie Halse Anderson or Ellen Hopkins and it just wasn't. It's not because I didn't like the MC (though I didn't) or the emotionally distant tone, it was just that I expected a more serious portrayal of mental health and this wasn't it. So I just couldn't finish.
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