Worlds on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton is a Young Adult novel. The book aims to bring awareness to teens with mental illnesses by explaining the struggles of a teen with schizophrenia. Adam is the main character who has been tasked with the challenge of writing his thoughts down in a diary. This is a solution created by his therapist when Adam refuses to actually speak to his therapist during their sessions.
This was one of my favorite books. It’s challenging finding an author who actually does enough research to provide quality information regarding diseases. I just could not put this book down once I opened it. I normally do not like the diary format when it comes to books but this worked out well. I am hoping to find more books like this from this author and add it to my “to be read” pile. I stumbled across this book by accident but it fits perfectly with the types of books I enjoy reading. Thank you to the author for writing such a great novel that not only tells the story of Adam but provides insight on the disease that he faces. I loved seeing the world through Adams eyes and the diary style of the book. I almost cried at the end when he had a meltdown. He struggled so much to try to keep his facade up in front of Mary. I loved how Mary fought for him and accepted him for who he was. I am a sucker for a happy ending to a book. I would definitely recommend this book to others looking to read a coming of age story and accepting who you are.
I rate this book a 5 out of 5. I would recommend this book for others interested in coming of age YA novels. It is very informative.
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