Highly Illogical Behavior
by John Corey Whaley
Solomon is comfortable in his world. What does it matter that he hasn’t left his house in 3 years after that breakdown where he stripped down to his underwear and entered the fountain at school. He’s tried counseling but refused to see the counselor after a while.
His parents are supportive, but when a girl 2 years old visits his mother’s office (she’s a dentist). His mom allows this girl into his world.
Lisa Praytor is determined to escape her home life and the small town they live in. She wants a full ride to a school with the second best psychiatry school. Her essay is supposed to be her encounter with mental illness. Lisa’s convinced that helping Solomon is her way in. Even if her boyfriend Clark is against the idea.
The book is told in third person and alternates chapters between Solomon and Lisa. Well told. Only one clunker when some medical mumbo jumbo doesn’t seem to come from either of the teens is introduced. And it was great to see loving and supportive parents and grandparents from Solomon’s life.
This one is definitely YA.
New releases for this week,
Publication Date: 10 October 2016
Nannete’s Baguette by Mo Willems
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