The Symptoms of My Insanity
For fans of Louise Rennison, Sarah Mlynowski, and Stephanie Perkins comes a laugh-out-loud, bittersweet debut full of wit, wisdom, heart, and a hilarious, unforgettable heroine. It's kind of crazy how you can pay so much attention to yourself and still not see a thing. Izzy is a hypochondriac... show more
For fans of Louise Rennison, Sarah Mlynowski, and Stephanie Perkins comes a laugh-out-loud, bittersweet debut full of wit, wisdom, heart, and a hilarious, unforgettable heroine. It's kind of crazy how you can pay so much attention to yourself and still not see a thing. Izzy is a hypochondriac with enormous boobs that won't stop growing, a mother with a rare disease who's hiding something, a best friend who appears to have undergone a personality transplant, and a date with an out-of-her-league athlete who just spilled Gatorade all over her. Yes, Izzy Skymen has a hectic life. But what Izzy doesn't realize is that these are only minor symptoms of life's insanity. When she discovers that the people she trusts most are withholding from her the biggest secrets, things are about to get epic -- or is it epidemic?
Publish date: April 18th 2013
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
I liked this book just a tad less than I expected, but I really can't say that it was bad at all. I enjoyed it as fluff, but not really as an extreme substance read or anything. I mean, what can I say? It was enjoyable, but not the best book I've ever read or anything. I liked Izzy, she was fun in...
Very accurate depiction of the confusion and terror and joy that teenage girls go through when it comes to sex.
2.5Symptoms of My Insanity… Yikes, her mother. Yikes, her best friend. It’s funny at first, but the funny gets lost somewhere in the midst of the boy-drama that’s not quite resolved. It’s all girls for each other but no one really bothers to ask why should she be the object of such and such. because...
A strong story that manages to smartly tie together body image, parental illness, the power of art, and the frustration (and downright villainy of young men in a digital world), Mindy Raf's first novel offers plenty to both teen and adult readers. For teens, there's a funny narrator who's self-image...
3.5 stars - If you're looking for a book with a refreshingly funny, sweet, snarky, and slightly awkward heroine then you must pick up Mindy Raf's debut. In The Symptoms of My Insanity we meet Izzy who is an incredibly likable character. She's got a lot on her plate, her mom has been ill, (she's be...