The Sky Is Falling : A Dark But Vivid Glimpse Into a Life of Dissociation, Self-Injury, and Incest Through the Mind of an Adolescent.
What happens when you mix a very traumatic childhood with a very fed up teen looking for a way to cope? You can create a psychopath. Cassidy was like every other normal teenager, except for a few major things. She was neglected by her mother, ill-treated by her father, alienated by her peers, and had a rather gruesome way of dealing with displacement issues. Cassidy's only friends were in her ant farm until she is befriended by a young, eccentric, witty Anna. And a handsome, confident, knowledgeable Jonathan; who initially set out to help her and support her. Cassidy's trust issues starts to interfere with her friendship, and suddenly her routine way of coping with pain begins to manifest into something much more disturbing and horrid. Follow Cassidy through her bizarre tunnel of illusions and nightmares, to a place not many people are familiar with . . . The dissociative mind.
- Paperback | 144 pages
- 127 x 203 x 9mm | 163g
- 30 Mar 2006
- Bloomington IN, United States
- black & white illustrations
Our customer reviews
I had a hard time reading this book. It is very dark, like a car accident where I didn\'t want to look but had to keep looking anyway. Cassidy is a teenager who has a lot of issues. She doesn\'t fit in with the rest of the crowd in high school. Her mother left when she was ten and she is being abused by her dad. Her only friends are the ants that she keeps in an ant farm in her room. Cassidy has trust issues and cuts herself to make herself feel real. As the story proceeds, she has become friends with a quirky girl named Anna and a handsome young man named Jonathan. Both Jonathan and Anna want to help Cassidy, but Cassidy can\'t accept their help or friendship. Soon she slips into a more disturbing way of dealing with her problems. This is a good book for readers who want to understand more about psychopaths. I liked the sections in the back of the book which define disorders and vocabulary. If that wasn\'t there the book wouldn\'t have the impact that it does. I recommend this book, but not for the squeamish.show moreby TeensReadToo