Under Rose-Tainted Skies
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Under Rose-Tainted Skies

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Norah has agoraphobia and OCD. When groceries are left on the porch, she can't step out to get them. Struggling to snag the bags with a stick, she meets Luke. He's sweet and funny, and he just caught her fishing for groceries. Because of course he did.
Norah can't leave the house, but can she let someone in? As their friendship grows deeper, Norah realizes Luke deserves a normal girl. One who can lie on the front lawn and look up at the stars. One who isn't so screwed up.
Readers themselves will fall in love with Norah in this poignant, humorous, and deeply engaging portrait of a teen struggling to find the strength to face her demons.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 326 pages
  • 140 x 213 x 30mm | 454g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0544736516
  • 9780544736511
  • 105,275

Review Text

"...[Gornall's] managed to craft her own experience into fiction that is as engrossing as it is enlightening." -Bulletin "Through Norah's poetic internal monologue, Gornall, whose own experience with mental illness helped inform Norah's story, provides an intimate glimpse into the mind of a young woman battling some very real demons." -Publishers Weekly "A love story set against the backdrop of debilitating mental illness, this debut novel is a poignant work, infused with humor, self-doubt, and, eventually, self-acceptance." -School Library Journal
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Review quote

"...[Gornall's] managed to craft her own experience into fiction that is as engrossing as it is enlightening."
-Bulletin

"Through Norah's poetic internal monologue, Gornall, whose own experience with mental illness helped inform Norah's story, provides an intimate glimpse into the mind of a young woman battling some very real demons."
-Publishers Weekly

"A love story set against the backdrop of debilitating mental illness, this debut novel is a poignant work, infused with humor, self-doubt, and, eventually, self-acceptance."
-School Library Journal
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About Louise Gornall

A junk food enthusiast, film nerd, and rumored pink Power Ranger, Louise Gornall writes about her own experiences to help encourage and facilitate conversations with other people also facing challenges with mental illness. She lives in England. Visit her website at www.bookishblurb.com, and follow her on Twitter at @Rock_andor_Roll.
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Rating details

6,809 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 35% (2,380)
4 40% (2,750)
3 19% (1,315)
2 4% (291)
1 1% (73)
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