Only when shes locked away does the truth begin to escape Four walls. One window. No way to escape. Hannah knows there's been a mistake. She didn't need to be institutionalized. What happened to her roommate at her summer program was an accident. As soon as the doctors and judge figure out that she isn't a danger to herself or others, she can go home to start her senior year. In the meantime, she is going to use her persuasive skills to get the staff on her side.Then Lucy arrives. Lucy has her own baggage. And she may be the only person who can get Hannah to confront the dangerous games and secrets that landed her in confinement in the first place....
|Title||:||A Danger to Herself and Others|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
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I have read a lot of books that are set in mental hospitals and so many of them feel the same that I almost didn’t want to read this one. But something really drew me to this title, probably the title itself. Rather than reading about someone who is merely mentally ill, the title tells me that the main character is also dangerous, which I found to be different than most other novels written about mental hospitals. Sure, mo ...more
Disclaimer: I received this ARC courtesy of Sourcebooks Fire through Netgalley. I am grateful for the opportunity to review an ARC for my readers, but this will not influence my final rating. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and based solely on the book.
This review will contain both a spoiler-free and a with-spoiler section. I do not recommend looking at the latter if you plan on reading A Danger to Herself and Others because a major plot point in the book would be ruined.
*3.5 MENTAL STARS*
My first book about mental illness and set in a mental hospital and I gotta say this was definitely unlike anything I’ve ever read before.
Hannah was a very unreliable narrator and I loved that. At first you don’t realize that there’s something wrong with her and you start doubting your own (in)sanity because she seems so normal, until about halfway through, things in her story start falling apart and the reasons for her being institutionalized start making sense. We’re in Hanna ...more
Thank you to NetGalley & Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a DRC of A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel.
This book had me gripped from the start. The fast-paced plot makes for a quick read (although I did get confused in parts) and the twists and turns are perfectly planned. It is easy to see that Alyssa is a seasoned writer. Yet, that's also my main complaint.
Alyssa follows a very strict model. Her mid-turn point, for example, is exactly in the middle of the book (almost d ...more
This was very interesting, and very good, from what I can tell. I was not disappointed. Probably the best ARC I've had the privilege of reading so far :)
I read this in one sitting, emotionally engaged with it from the very first words, pretty much down to the vibrant, lyrical main protagonist voice – Hannah is quite simply brilliant, alive on the page and about to face a battle against everything she thought she knew.
A Danger To Herself And Others is a beautifully written tale with a focus on mental illness and sense of self that is hugely thought provoking and genuinely authentic in that sense and feel. It has the benefit of being quirky and un ...more
"Reset . Like I’m an appliance that needs tinkering, a frozen laptop that needs to be rebooted. I don’t think Ctrl + Alt + Delete is going to cut it here."
I haven't read a lot of books with unreliable narrators - mainly because most of them turn it to be bad. Mara, from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, for instance, war once such unreliable narrator I didn't enjoy reading about. But this one clicked and will stay with me forever. It was good from the very first sentence, and I can't express how mu ...more
Touted as a mix of We Were Liars and Girl, Interrupted, A Danger to Herself and Others caught my attention immediately. The blurb immediately lets us know we're dealing with an unreliable narrator in an institutional setting. Hannah knows how to make friends with anyone, but when her roommate from summer school is in a coma fingers start pointing in her direction. It's just a matter of time, of putting up with the dingy green walls, and making friends with her roommate, everything shoul ...more