Fig - YA Review by Dana F

Reader: Dana F.
Age: 13
Title: Fig
Author: Sarah Elizabeth Schantz
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pub Date: 04/07/15
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: This book was wonderfully written. Fig, her family, and her classmates are all very different and personable in their own ways. I felt like I knew them by the time the book was over. I also thought the dialogue was well thought out and realistic. I will add that the plot was a little confusing and surprising at points.
Memorable or Forgettable: I loved the character of Fig. She was unlike the standard heroine, maybe because she is very devoted to her mother and isolates herself from her classmates. The whole plot was memorable because of the way it was told - and it was different (in a good way).
Cover: The cover definitely pulled me in, but it doesn't really reflect the contents.
Age Range: 12 through 18 and up
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal
Annotation: This book is a snapshot of Fiona’s (otherwise known as "Fig") life as her mother struggles with schizophrenia, a mental disease.

tags:  contemporary fiction / schizophrenia / ya lit

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