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A Danger to Herself and Others, by Alyssa Sheinmel


Four walls. One window. No way to escape.



Hannah knows there's been a mistake. She doesn't need to be institutionalized. What happened to her roommate at that 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. Those college applications aren't going to write themselves. Until then, she's determined to win over the staff and earn some privileges so she doesn't lose her mind to boredom.

Then Lucy arrives. Lucy has her own baggage, and she's the perfect project to keep Hannah's focus off all she is missing at home. But Lucy may be the one person who can get Hannah to confront the secrets she's avoiding―and the dangerous games that landed her in confinement in the first place.




"A respectful, authentic rendering of mental illness and treatment." - Kirkus

"An honest look at one young person's experience with mental illness, as well as the impact mental disease has on others." -
School Library Connection

 


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