Dark, gripping, and unsettling at times, this psychological drama spins two tales of troubled teens; schizophrenic Tess and psychopathic Evelyn.
Recommended for mature readers aged fourteen and over who enjoy intense young-adult books about mental illness.
Every Last Thought:
'Rocking backwards and forwards; deep breaths in and out'
Sixteen-year-old Tess Davis suffers from schizophrenia, triggered six years ago by the onset of her twin brother's death. She's felt broken ever since. But when new guy Ed moved to her school two years ago, life gave her a reason to live joyously. Ed made her happy, becoming the friend she needed. But she didn't plan to fall in love with him, and love isn't always requited.
Distraught by Ed's new girlfriend and a horrific trauma Tess endures, she finds herself spiraling out of control and into cocaine-fueled delusions. Will she be able to regain a grip on life?
'Deep inside, I feel nothing. I am nothing.'
Eighteen-year-old Evelyn Baxter is beautiful, confident, popular and well off. Everyone loves her; her friends, her family, her boyfriend. She is all set to apply to the University of Cambridge to study Law.
But when another girl in her year gets accepted into Cambridge and she doesn't, Evelyn's perfect mask starts to peel away. Murder, deceit and manipulation show Evelyn to be the monster she truly is. But will those around her realize it?
If you enjoy Gone Girl, Carrie, or American Psycho, this book may be for you.