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Made You Up - Francesca Zappia
Made You Up
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Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion. This is a compelling and provoking literary debut that will... show more
Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion. This is a compelling and provoking literary debut that will appeal to fans of Wes Anderson, Silver Linings Playbook, and Liar.

Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8-Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until classes begin, and she runs into Miles. Didn't she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal.

Funny, provoking, and ultimately moving, this debut novel featuring the quintessential unreliable narrator will have readers turning the pages and trying to figure out what is real and what is made up.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780062290106 (006229010X)
ASIN: 006229010X
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 428
Edition language: English
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NerdyBirdie
NerdyBirdie rated it
3.0 Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
This was a pretty great book for me to read since Made You Up revolves around our main character, Alex, is schizophrenic. I learned about schizophrenia last semester, so it was interesting to see how having this mental illness would play out in today’s setting. This book was good, but I did start ge...
Book 7
Book 7 rated it
1.0 Made You Up
“Sometimes I think people take reality for granted.”I’m still looking for what I wanted from We’ll Never Be Apart (my review). This got a little closer, but we're still a long way gone.ReviewWhile I was reading it and not thinking too hard, this book wasn't so bad. I sped through it because I wanted...
bird words
bird words rated it
4.0 Made You Up
I really enjoyed this novel (minus the almost-sex scene between the two mains) and really appreciated that the main character was not treated like a villain for her mental illness (except for a very realistic scene where she is outed by a classmate and I started crying because it was very similar to...
Just One More Chapter
Just One More Chapter rated it
4.0
WOW! I just this moment finished Made You Up and I am a big, overly stuffed, box of beautifully tangential emotions. I really enjoyed this book. The writing was beautiful, the characters are so rich and so complex that you can't help but love/detest/cheer for/insanely wish for the demise of the resp...
Howdy YAL!
Howdy YAL! rated it
3.5 Reality Bites
I have a lot of nice things to say about this book. For one thing, I felt like it dealt with mental illness on a level that isn’t often done in YA. There’s often a talk about diversity in YA, but I often think that focus on diversity on race, culture, and sexual orientation and has neglect other...
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