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!Kindle ☪ Juliet the Maniac ☧ A shockingly dark, funny, and heartbreaking portrait of a young teenager s clash with mental illness and her battle toward understanding and recoveryAmbitious, talentedyear old honors student Juliet is poised for success at her Southern California high school However, she soon finds herself on an increasingly frightening spiral of drug use, self harm, and mental illness that lands her in a remote therapeutic boarding school, where she must ultimately find the inner strength, and determination, to survive I ve been struggling for a few days over how to review Juliet the Maniac From reading other reviews on here it seems a lot of people went into this with totally the wrong expectations either being misled by the cute coloured cover or the apparent YA categorisation on Netgalley but that isn t what I m struggling with it was in fact exactly what I thought it would be, albeit even better.This is some stellar auto fiction which seemingly, it s hard to be sure draws closely on the author s own I ve been struggling for a few days over how to review Juliet the Maniac From reading other reviews on here it seems a lot of people went into this with totally the wrong expectations either being misled by the cute coloured cover or the apparent YA categorisation on Netgalley but that isn t what I m struggling with it was in fact exactly what I thought it would be, albeit even better.This is some stellar auto fiction which seemingly, it s hard to be sure draws closely on the author s own experiences with her mental health as a teenager We meet Juliet when she is 14 and starting a new school, and from here things quickly spiral increased anxiety, self harm, drug abuse, suicide attempts while Juliet maintains a collected and coherent voice the entire time throughout the narrative The effect of this is that we can never quite tell when things are going to get better or worse for her, probably much like Juliet herself cannot.When reading this the only book I could think to compare it to was The Trick is to Keep Breathing, although in hindsight they are really quite different books however they are similarly great books allowing access into the inner mind of a young woman suffering from mental health issues in an incredibly realistic manner Uh huh Get ready. Let me begin with the fact the this book is absolutely terrifying Not in the thriller way, but in the but for the grace of god there go I or worse, my kids way Most terrifying of all, though this is classified as fiction, it feels undoubtedly autobiographical.Juliet is well adjusted, smart normal teenager until she s not When she s not, she s a bipolar, homicidal, suicidal, hallucinating, self harming, drug taking, sexually active 16 year old She spirals so deeply and so quickly that she Let me begin with the fact the this book is absolutely terrifying Not in the thriller way, but in the but for the grace of god there go I or worse, my kids way Most terrifying of all, though this is classified as fiction, it feels undoubtedly autobiographical.Juliet is well adjusted, smart normal teenager until she s not When she s not, she s a bipolar, homicidal, suicidal, hallucinating, self harming, drug taking, sexually active 16 year old She spirals so deeply and so quickly that she committed to an alternative treatment center.Sensitive readers beware, Escoria does not shy away from a single detail, profanity or violent act It s brutal It s sad And it s frustrating.It is also bitingly funny in moments, heart wrenching always and smartly written Escoria tells this harrowing story in extremely short chapters sometimes only a few lines this is a stroke of emotional genius, allowing me to catch my breath often She also includes chapters told from some time in the future cluing us in that Juliet does indeed survive that s not a spoiler Not easy, but excellent Not once did anyone ever talk about what it was like when the trauma was yourself This stark, unsentimental novel puts readers inside the head of Juliet, a teenager in the late 1990s battling bipolar disorder, drug addiction, and suicidal ideation.The first person narrative is cleverly supplemented with reports from therapists and psychiatrists on Juliet s diagnosis, behavior and condition to juxtapose her internal perspective with the external.While it s a raw and candid account of an adolesc Not once did anyone ever talk about what it was like when the trauma was yourself This stark, unsentimental novel puts readers inside the head of Juliet, a teenager in the late 1990s battling bipolar disorder, drug addiction, and suicidal ideation.The first person narrative is cleverly supplemented with reports from therapists and psychiatrists on Juliet s diagnosis, behavior and condition to juxtapose her internal perspective with the external.While it s a raw and candid account of an adolescent in the throes of mental illness, there lacked a sense of freshness or novelty about this often written about subject Most compelling to me was not the redundant progression of Juliet s life get high, self harm, repeat , but theintrospective insights on the horrors of mental illness that claustrophobia of being unable to escape your own mind I wouldn t consider this Young Adult fiction, however I can see it appealing to teenage readers probablythan adults Thanks to NetGalley for providing an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review Infectiously readable and excellently executed, Juliet the Maniac is a brilliant cross between memoir and fiction Escoria packs a million little punches, reminding the reader just how much truth is written into these page, sharing some of the most personal moments of her teenage years via scans of the letters she wrote, her initial hospital bracelet, and patient evaluation statuses Cracking the book open, I was worried that I d focus too heavily on the blending of fact vs fiction, wondering wh Infectiously readable and excellently executed, Juliet the Maniac is a brilliant cross between memoir and fiction Escoria packs a million little punches, reminding the reader just how much truth is written into these page, sharing some of the most personal moments of her teenage years via scans of the letters she wrote, her initial hospital bracelet, and patient evaluation statuses Cracking the book open, I was worried that I d focus too heavily on the blending of fact vs fiction, wondering which parts were pure memory and which were mostly made up to pull the story along and fill in gaps or dull spots, but honestly, I was so completely absorbed in the story of Juliet that it barely crossed my mind If you really get down to it, mental illness aside, much of what our teenage Juliet goes through the self esteem issues, drug use and sexual experimentation is something many of us can relate to and reflect on What was our teenage years if not a melting pot of hormones going haywire, the feeling that we re losing our minds and going crazy, questioning who we are and how we fit in, hating how we look and sound, reinventing ourselves a thousand times over until we re reasonable comfortable in our skin It s pretty and devastating and manic and though there s a tonto unpack here, through Juliet the Maniac, Escoria gives us a tender and safe way to explore all of that through the lens of troubled and drug addicted young girl who wishes for nothingthan to be normal 4 Haunting Stars I truly felt like I had a broken brain Except it wasn t even my brain It was a brain of a homicidal maniac She was trying to kill me A story told by a 14 year old Juliet, is a story of drug addition, mental illness, and teenage rebellion This is an unapologetic, raw, and ruthlessly honest account of a young girl s struggle to fight the demons of mental illness It was a heart wrenching, dark, and horrifying read for me, but I admired Juliet s ability to distance herself 4 Haunting Stars I truly felt like I had a broken brain Except it wasn t even my brain It was a brain of a homicidal maniac She was trying to kill me A story told by a 14 year old Juliet, is a story of drug addition, mental illness, and teenage rebellion This is an unapologetic, raw, and ruthlessly honest account of a young girl s struggle to fight the demons of mental illness It was a heart wrenching, dark, and horrifying read for me, but I admired Juliet s ability to distance herself from some truly disturbing and painful events in her journey to recovery The writing was superb and it really allowed me to get inside of Juliet s mind and experience with her the darkness and pain of her illness and addiction Even though Juliet s thoughts and actions were often unemotional and disturbing, I was still able to feel the inner turmoil her body and mind were going through Thank you NetGalley, Melville House Publishing, and the author, Juliet Escoria, for giving me an opportunity to read this haunting and heart wrenching book in exchange for my honest opinion I couldn t possibly do this book justice by reviewing it It was SO incredible and so accurate in all of her descriptions from the way that she felt to psychiatric hospitalization to the effects that the different drugs have I found pieces of myself in Juliet s story, frequently snapping pictures of certain pages or jotting lines down in my notebook Honestly, I ll have to buy a copy so that I can highlight the crap out of it I don t think the library would appreciate that much Beautifully d I couldn t possibly do this book justice by reviewing it It was SO incredible and so accurate in all of her descriptions from the way that she felt to psychiatric hospitalization to the effects that the different drugs have I found pieces of myself in Juliet s story, frequently snapping pictures of certain pages or jotting lines down in my notebook Honestly, I ll have to buy a copy so that I can highlight the crap out of it I don t think the library would appreciate that much Beautifully done A really great novel It s about a teenage girl who loses her mind and goes looking for it in an institution Reading this reminded me how great art can be when it s wounded and weird and funny and strange where the heart is Takes place in the 90s, back blurb compares it to the Bell Jar and Girl, Interrupted I thought it was its own beast I thought it was wild and fun, and devastating, and cool. this one hit really close to home and i had to read it in spaced apart bits the hardest parts were the photocopied notes and letters and diary entries heartbreaking book it ll wake you up, but it ll hurt.