Adam has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He sees and hears people who aren’t there: Rebecca, a beautiful girl who understands him; the Mob Boss, who harasses him; and Jason, the naked guy who’s unfailingly polite. It should be easy to separate the real from the not real, but Adam can't. Still, there’s hope. As Adam starts fresh at a new school, he begins a drug trial that helps him ignore his visions. Suddenly everything seems possible, even love. When he meets Maya, a fiercely intelligent girl, he desperately wants to be the great guy that she thinks he is. But then the miracle drug begins to fail, and Adam will do anything to keep Maya from discovering his secret.
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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.