Am I Normal Yet?
All Evie wants is to be normal. And now that she’s almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as the-girl-who-went-nuts, there’s only one thing left to tick off her list… But relationships can mess with anyone’s head – something Evie’s new friends Amber and Lottie know only too well. The trouble is, if Evie won’t tell them her secrets, how can they stop her making a huge mistake?
A very funny and poignant look at OCD, secrets, feminism and friendship.
– The Telegraph
A brutal and brilliant takedown of how we talk about mental illness, feminism, and friendship. If you’ve ever felt out of the ordinary, this is for you (ie everyone). It manages to be enjoyable without being flippant, incisive without being preachy. My first thought having finished it was ‘I wish I’d read this when I was a teenager’, but in all truth I think it’s just as valuable to have read it now.
An involving look at feminism, friendship and the secrets we hide even from those who know us best.
– The Observer
If I could, I’d make this book obligatory reading for everyone. It’s that good. That perfect. That holy frick I haven’t read anything this powerful in a long while .
– Beth Reekles, YA author (The Kissing Booth)
This is not a novel about a condition: Evie’s condition is that of being a contemporary young woman, and through her guerrilla feminist group with new soulmates Lottie and Amber (who will each get a novel to themselves shortly) she learns new pathways through life that all her peers can follow.
– The Observer
A deeply compassionate, sensitive & funny examination of OCD, recovery & relapse.
– The Guardian
Takes a hard look at young people’s experiences with mental health.
This book is a stigma buster and I love it for that.
– Guardian reader review
This book is really important for two reasons. 1. The insight it gives the reader into the mind of someone suffering from OCD. 2. The constant references to and exploration of feminist ideas and theories.Besides the fact that it’s important and deals with serious issues, it’s well written with fully realised characters you really care about. I wish I had read this book when I was 15. Highly recommended.