We are big fans of John Corey Whaley (who just visited us!) and librarian M has a look at his new book:
Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
Lisa is determined to get a scholarship to the second-most prestigious school for psychology in the US, so she has to write the best essay ever about how mental illness has touched her life. Luckily, she remembers that a few years ago a boy at her school had a complete breakdown and sat in a fountain until his parents came to get him and he hasn’t left his home since.
Solomon is the boy from the fountain. He is often overcome with anxiety and finds that it is easiest for him if he just stays home. His parents are mostly okay with this, though they worry about his future. When Lisa sends him a letter suggesting that they hang out and maybe be friends, Solomon is wary but agrees anyway.
At first everything is great. Lisa, Solomon, and Lisa’s boyfriend Clark all get along but, of course, conflict is introduced in the form of a love triangle and revelations about Lisa’s intentions. This all might sound very serious, and parts of the book are very serious, but it is also very funny and nerdy. Lisa, Solomon, and Clark are fun to hang out with—spend some time with them this summer!
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