28 May 2011
Get Well Soon
Halpern, Julie. Get Well Soon. New York: Feiwel and Friends, 2007.
Anna, normally a straight-A student, has lost interest in school. Her parents haven't been able to cure her depression on their own, so they pack her up in the car and drop her off at a mental institution. Anna spends three long weeks locked up in the loony bin, where she meets a roommate who has a plastic baby, a boy who thinks he's the servant of the Dark Lord, and a boy who will likely live out his days in that same institution. So what really makes a person crazy, and does locking up all the crazy people together help them to become less crazy? Anna's not sure.
I'll admit it: I checked out this book entirely because of the cover. Well, I did read the synopsis, too, but I started with the cover. This book was entertaining and fun and definitely different from other books that I have been reading.