Book Review, Books

Am I Normal Yet? – Holly Bourne

All Evie wants is to be normal. She’s almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as the girl-who-went-crazy. She’s even going to parties and making friends. There’s only one thing left to tick off her list…

But relationships are messy – especially relationships with teenage guys. They can make any girl feel like they’re going mad. And if Evie can’t even tell her new friends Amber and Lottie the truth about herself, how will she cope when she falls in love?

This story I read last week, it had been sitting on my bookshelf for a while and I thought to myself better start reading before I don’t have any time when I go back to university.

All Evie wants is to be normal. And now that she’s almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as the-girl-who-went-nuts, there’s only one thing left to tick off her list… But relationships can mess with anyone’s head – something Evie’s new friends Amber and Lottie know only too well. The trouble is, if Evie won’t tell them her secrets, how can they stop her making a huge mistake?

That is a basic synopsis for this book and even then it is quite interesting and makes you want to know what happened to Evie already as we can see from the fact that she went slightly nuts. When I finished this story the one thought that went through my mind I wish I had read this when I was still at school or had been published when I was still at school, it would have made me not have tried hard enough to fit in with the people who thought they were cool in my school. And that it’s okay to be a weirdo which I did figure out by year 10 and 11 I had a group of friends that were just as crazy as me. Anyway thought I would add that in, that is how much this book related in some aspects, I have like been recommending this to quite a few people. I cannot stop raving about it!

Anyway onto actually talking about the book now I had little ramble on how great it is and how I wish it was around when I was younger. The way this book is written is just amazing showing the paper sheets that she has to work on, this also shows Evie’s progress with the problems she has, as in the middle of the book there is a section where she first begin’s to go to therapy and a worry sheet is few pages long and then we see her have just one page. Which is huge progress.

Everyone needs friends like Amber and Lottie, although Evie doesn’t let them in on her secret craziness, when Evie begins to spiral they notice it too they just don’t know what is wrong, Lottie and Amber also do what friends do and tell you when certain guys are bad just like they told her that Guy was bad. When Evie breaks down her friends still want to be there and visit her in the nut house and although Evie doesn’t tell them exactly what happened both girls are there for her in one of those spinister meetings. Amber and Lottie are the kind of friends that everyone needs in life!

I have to say in this book I was totally shipping Evie and Guy together, hoping that you know Guy would turn out to be one of those really sensitive guys but he wasn’t. He was still a jerk and in the end he was the one who made Evie have a little relapse and had to go back to the institution that she was first in.

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