Life Is But A Dream
Author: Brian James
Source: Amazon Vine
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
(March 27, 2012)
Sabrina, an artist, is diagnosed with schizophrenia, and her parents check her into the Wellness Center. There she meets Alec, who is convinced that it’s the world that’s crazy, not them. But when Alex starts to convince Sabrina that her treatment will wipe out everything that makes her creative, she worries she’ll lose hold of her dreams and herself.
I don’t know what to say about this book. Was it intriguing? Yes. Did it have great writing? Most of the time, yes. Beautiful cover? Check. Maybe I am in a reading funk lately and the young adult stories are just not as refreshing. I really wanted to enjoy this book — which I did — but not as much as I was hoping.
Sabrina is in Wellness Center or psychiatric hospital. She has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and her parents put her their for treatment. The author takes us inside Sabrina’s mind and lets us get a glimpse at schizophrenia from her mind. When she meets Alec, he tries to convince her that they aren’t crazy. He thinks that the outside world is messed up and not them. During the duration of the book, we get to read more about Alec and Sabrina dealing with their problems and relationship. This book is a little darker that what I am used to reading in the young adult world. It is a little heavy and some teens might not like the depressed feel of the story.
Not a bad book, but it wasn’t one that had me excited to read more after I finished it. I am curious to see how the author would do with a lighthearted teen book instead of such a serious one.