Saturday, August 9, 2008

Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern
Rating: 4 stars

Anna Bloom is a depressed girl. And she's even more depressed on the day that her parents admit her in to a mental hospital with a bunch of other screwed up teens. Once there she immediately starts focusing on a really cute boy named Justin. She also gets a roommate who has a sort of secret.

Soon Anna starts actually enjoying be there. She's made some new friends and she's not acting like her usual self at all. Is she even really depressed anymore?

Everything is going great for Anna and then her doctor tells her that she's being released after only having been there for three weeks. Anna is crushed. For once she actually has friends and is feeling alright about herself. Also there's the whole Justin situation. But going home and starting over is the best thing for her, right?

Aww this was a cute book. I felt so bad for Anna at the beginning of the book. It would be so horrible to just be thrown in a mental hospital one day without any warning or anything. But I loved how she just soldiered on and actually started making friends with the other teens there. All of the other kids had some big problems but they weren't so bad. Most of them even seemed pretty normal, especially Justin. It was hard not to feel bad for her once again when she was told that she was going home. But the ending was pretty good. It's weird to think that the author Julie actually based her book off of her own experience. But that makes the book so much better. =)


Chelsea said...

This one's on my bookshelf, and I can't wait to read it. I'm glad you liked it.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Awesome review! I really loved this book as well.


Readingjunky said...

I liked this one as well. It was quite popular with my students last year.