"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

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.

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