Review Detail

 
Young Adult Fiction
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton

While this read wasn't incredibly action-packed, there was something incredibly powerful in it.

Adam is crazy. At least that's the way he sees it. He hears voices, and sees things that only exist inside his mind. By society's standards he'd be considered crazy. But medically speaking, he's schizophrenic.

In short, he's on a new drug, in a new school--and trying to deal. His mom is married to a man that's not his father, and Adam constantly feels like he's on the brink of a complete meltdown, suicidal at times even.

But he doesn't let it completely break him, there's something powerful in that decision--to continue to go on, despite.

What works best for this story is it characters. They had depth and life. There was always more to each person than met the eye--which made for an even more enjoyable read.

You'll root for Adam, you'll root for every one for one reason or another.

I may consider this book a slow-read but it packed a powerful, realistic punch.

Readers who enjoy their characters perfectly imperfect will love and cherish this story.

Good Points
Solid characters
Warming romance
Realistic scenarios
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