About the book:
Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. For fans of Silver Linings Playbook and Liar, this thought-provoking debut tells the story of Alex, a high school senior—and the ultimate unreliable narrator—unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion.
Alex fights a daily battle to figure out what is real and what is not. 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 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. Can she trust herself? Can we trust her?
I am happy to say that this book is like nothing you’ve read before. The prologue was weird but choking and it’s what sets the different parts of the book as you’ll see when you read it. It’s all about the lobsters, they trapped in a tank and setting them free. Alex suffers from schizophrenia and she’s trying to set into a normal high school life. As we know, high school is not easy. She meets new people, lot of stuff happens, she falls in love, things get messed up, well, high school.