A Danger to Herself and Others

A Danger to Herself and Others

eBook - 2019
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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 doctor 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Sourcebooks Inc, 2019.
ISBN: 9781492667254
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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FPL_Diane Oct 15, 2020

The unreliable narrator is showcased in this quick, thrilling read. Hannah has been characterized as a danger to herself and others, but "obviously" there has been a huge mistake because she is perfectly healthy. What happened to her friend Agnes was just an unfortunate accident. As Hannah's perception of reality slides, the reader gets an idea of how damaged Hannah really is.

A Danger to Herself and Others is a great book for if you want to know more about mental health. Hannah tends to make up people in her head and we think they're real until we find out they're not which is a real page turner. The book is definitely darker than other fictional mental books I've read. -Anonymous

Jan 19, 2019

This likable and unreliable narrator (Hannah) tells her story from behind the walls of a mental institution and you can't stop reading. What really happened to Agnes? Where is Jonah? Why do they give her a roommate if she really is a "danger to others?" So many questions and as the narrative unfolds you learn more about Hannah and gain a better understanding of what it is like to live with mental illness. It is a bit terrifying to see our mental health system from that vantage point. Do books like this and "Gone Girl" make only child families look like breeding grounds for impaired mental health?


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