A Danger to Herself and Others
Author: Alyssa Sheinmel
Published: February 5, 2019
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars
Only when she’s 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.
I’ll be completely honest, I bought this book for the psych institution. Y’all know I’m a sucker for those! So I got it and I read it on the long flight from Charlotte to Heathrow and it was totally worth it! This book is fascinating! I was expecting a creepy hospital, maybe some ghosts or experimentations. But it was pretty exclusively within Hannah’s little room.
At first, I thought I was going to be disappointed, but I wasn’t. Watching Hannah struggle with her own sanity, in the guise of conflict with her doctor . . . Wow! And I admit that I’m a shallow person and I was expecting it all to fly over my head, but it didn’t! Just when I thought I had it all figured out, something would surprise me. Sadly, here’s another review where I can’t say much. This book isn’t action-packed; it’s far more contemplative. But I really liked it and I absolutely recommend it for people who like thinking books. I’d save it for older teens, just due to some mature stuff. An excellent book and everyone should read it!!