Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Agoraphobia. OCD. Anxiety. Norah Dean deals with a lot, and although she's found a bit of comfort inside her home and inside her bedroom, it's not a life that a typical teen lives. Norah's quiet and carefully controlled life is tossed upside down when Luke, a handsome young man, moves into the neighborhood.
Under Rose-Tainted Skies is a portrayal of these conditions and mental illness in general that goes beyond just describing an illness. It goes beyond solving it with a sudden miracle. It deals with it how Norah deals with it--a second, a minute, a page at a time. Although Luke is a catalyst for Norah wanting to change and challenge her limitations, his attention and desire don't magically cure her. Instead, the story develops organically, and there are many mistakes made along the way for the both of them. It's honest, funny in Norah's snark, and authentic in what it has to say.
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