I Don’t Want to be Crazy by Samantha Schutz


This novel shows a side of anxiety that I would think a lot of people do not normally see. The main character is struggling every day due to this disease called panic anxiety. It is written beautifully through verse and is a really quick read.

The side of anxiety many people do not see are shown graphically through this novel. They way is shows how the young girl is thinking just allows you to see things through her eyes.

This girl goes away to college her freshman year. Before this, she has never had any problems with anxiety. Never once had a panic attack. But, within weeks college has become too much. The pressure from the school, her friends and her family start to drive her into a whole that she does not know how to get out of. Will she ever?

This novel shows all the different sides and the pain those who suffer from anxiety disorder struggle with on a day to day basis. It shows how differently those with anxiety see things and think about things. The little things are a huge deal to those who have anxiety.

If you want to read a book to learn about a psychological disorder, this would be a great book for you.

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Genre: YA Fiction – Contemporary


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