February 8, 2017
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful
"All of me votes to stay in bed, sinking away from this messy, impossible world, hiding, dozing, except for the part of my brain the Ritalin's revving up to say oh no, that's not going to happen: veto, veto, VETO!" ~ 23%
Mel Hannigan is a 16-year-old with bipolar disorder living an unpredictable life. Her latest struggle is balancing feelings. When a former friend confronts Mel, her teenage world begins to crumble. Now she fears whether her friends will abandon her after learning the truth.
Goodreads calls A Tragic Kind of Wonderful a captivating exploration of life with mental illness. Bookhearts, I am here to tell you it ain't. I started and stopped reading this book three times. I so wanted to like it. I really wanted to get lost in this YA novel. But the main character was not enough to pull me in. The chapters were redundant. The drama of Mel's world crumbling was over exaggerated. Yet there wasn't enough conflict. Sadly, it was a tragic kind of let down.
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful is now available if you wish to give it a chance; although, I do not recommend it.
Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are honestly my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.
Title: A Tragic Kind of Wonderful
Author: Eric Lindstrom
Published: February 2017