A Danger to Herself and Others

A Danger to Herself and Others

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"A compelling and beautifully told story."--Kathleen Glasgow, New York Timesbestselling author ofGirl in Pieces

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 doctors 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.

Packed with intrigue and suspense, A Danger to Herself and Othersis great for readers who loved Suicide Notes for Beautiful Girlsby Lynn Weingarten and Two Can Keep a Secretby Karen McManus!

Publisher: Naperville, Illinois :, Sourcebooks Fire,, ©2019.
ISBN: 9781492667247
Branch Call Number: YA SHE
Characteristics: 338 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Danger to herself & others

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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

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darladoodles
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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