Am I Normal Yet? (The Normal Series) - Holly Bourne

It’s YA and I got given the book by a friend who had copies for World Book Night 2016.

Otherwise, I would not have picked it up, because…YA.

If I had read this when I was 15, I would have enjoyed this much more, but as I haven’t the book fell a bit flat for me.

The intention of the book is great, tho: To give readers an insight into how OCD and general anxiety disorder can affect people. It’s not something that I as a 15-year-old would have been that familiar with, other than by way of crude jokes. And this is the point of the book – to get people think about the jokes and flippant remarks that are based on mental health issues.

From that aspect, I really appreciated the book, too.

Where it fell flat for me was in the writing – it was so full of cliches that made it seem quite ironic that the books attempts to look behind the common misconceptions – and cliches – surrounding mental health issues.

And of course the precocious little sister character, just seemed a thinly veiled psychology lecture…


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