Saturday, September 8, 2012

Blog Tour Review: Freaks like Us by: Susan Vaught

Goodreads Summary: 

When Jason Milwaukee’s best friend, Sunshine, disappears from the face of the earth, the whole town, including Jason, starts searching for her. But the insistent voices in Jason’s head won’t let him get to the heart of the mystery—he’s schizophrenic, and the voices make it hard to know what is real and what is not. As the chase becomes more panicked, Jason’s meds start wearing off, and he is looking more and more guilty. But of what, exactly?

Both brilliantly witty and intensely honest, this poignant novel draws upon the author’s many years as an adolescent psychologist, but it’s Vaught’s powerful voice and expertly crafted mystery that will keep the pages turning.

My Review: 

ReadingNook Rating: 3 out 5 stars

Freak, Drip, and Sunshine are best friends, there also alphabets; meaning they all suffer from some sort of psychological disorder. When Sunshine disappears, Freak; aka Jason is thought to be behind it, but Freak would never hurt Sunshine, he cares for her deeply and wouldn't want anything to do with hurting her, but the voices in Freak's head are trying to convince him otherwise.

I enjoyed this book for its realistic writing into the head of a schizophrenic. While I personally don't know anyone who suffers from this disorder, I felt like the characters voice rang true with how the disease would consume a persons life and every waking moment. This book in all honesty gave me anxiety (I do suffer from anxiety) but this book made it worse. I'm not saying thats a bad thing, and i'm not quite sure why it did in all honesty, but the voices in Freaks head made me anxious and I really did feel for him.

I wish there had been some more character development in the story, I didn't really feel like you got to know any of the characters really well, I wanted more in that respect, but other that that I did enjoy this book. It was different then any other book i've read dealing with psychological issues, and it was refreshing to find a book that had a different "voice".

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