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Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne


SYNOPSIS

All Evie wants is to be normal. She’s almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as the girl-who-went-crazy. She’s even going to parties and making friends. There’s only one thing left to tick off her list…

But relationships are messy – especially relationships with teenage guys. They can make any girl feel like they’re going mad. And if Evie can’t even tell her new friends Amber and Lottie the truth about herself, how will she cope when she falls in love?

My Review

I got this book from my local bookstore. 

The cover looked attractive and the way it the title is framed as a question, compells you to grab the book and see whats it about.
This was a different book than what I usually read. It was insightful and funny and id deals with the stigma of mental illness beautifully. 
The misconceptions or insensitivity that we now a days show towards OCD and other mental illness is described spot on.
The end of the book offers some nice advice for life in general. Reading about Evie and her friends' journey from new friends to best friends was heartwarming.

About the Author

Holly started her writing career as a news journalist, where she was nominated for Best Print Journalist of the Year. She then spent six years working as an editor, a relationship advisor, and general ‘agony aunt’ for a youth charity – helping young people with their relationships and mental health.

Inspired by what she saw, she started writing teen fiction, including the best-selling, award-winning ‘Spinster Club’ series which helps educate teenagers about feminism. When she turned thirty, Holly wrote her first adult novel, 'How Do You Like Me Now?', examining the intensified pressures on women once they hit that landmark.

Alongside her writing, Holly has a keen interest in women’s rights and is an advocate for reducing the stigma of mental health problems. She’s helped create online apps that teach young people about sexual consent, works with Women’s Aid to spread awareness of abusive relationships, and runs Rethink’s mental health book club.