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Words on Bathroom Walls

Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton
Jul 04, 2017 | 304 Pages
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“First-time author Walton creates a psychologically tense story with sympathetic characters while dispelling myths about a much-feared condition.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Like Chbosky’s Perks of Being a Wallflower, Vizzini’s It’s Kind of a Funny Story, and Shusterman’s Challenger Deep, Adam struggles with the “regular” challenges of being a teen . . . as well as the injustice of a life complicated by mental illness.” —VOYA

“Words on Bathroom Walls follows a similar storyline to the classic Flowers for Algernon and is a gripping, gritty trek through the reality of being a teenager with a severe mental illness. Despite heavy subject matter, Adam is hilarious and infinitely lovable, and the ending is hopeful and realistic rather than happily-ever-after and contrived.” —The Hub, YALSA

“Imaginative writing and beautiful storytelling make this book an upbeat tale, but the message [of acceptance] is still driven home.” —VOYA, Teen Reviewer

“A welcome novel that doesn’t treat schizophrenia as an unavoidable sentence of doom and that allots friendship and romance equal weight with mental illness.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Adam’s witty voice will resonate with adolescents, punctuated by moments of humor that add a spin of positivity to Adam’s struggles with his mental illness. Walton does a brilliant job of giving a voice to a population that is often silenced.” —Booklist


Rhode Island Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2019

Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION 2018

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