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10 thoughts on “Juliet the Maniac

  1. says:

    ___________________________________ It is hard to tease out the beginning When I was living it, my disintegration seemed sudden, like I had once been whole but then my reality swiftly slipped apart into sand Not even sand, but slime, something desperate and oozing and sick But looking back I was a slow burn that eventually imploded Juliet Escoria has moments of literary brilliance, I mean just read that opening quote This book, however, fell really flat for me It s a fiction book that reads like an autobiography, complete with the main character having the same first and last name of the author I can only assume this story is rooted in fact I m not a fan of memoirs I m not a fan of straightforward first person stories being told in a chronological order.Juliet IS this story.The entire book rests on Juliet s character And as a character she ismonotone, unremarkable and easily forgettable She s written in a manner that left me emotionless where I...


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    A really great novel It s about a teenage girl who loses her mind and goes looking for it in an institution Reading this reminded me how great art can be when it s wounded and weird and funny and strange where the heart is Takes place in the 90s, back blurb compares it...


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    Uh huh Get ready.


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    4 Haunting Stars I truly felt like I had a broken brain Except it wasn t even my brain It was a brain of a homicidal maniac She was trying to kill me A story told by a 14 year old Juliet, is a story of drug addition, mental illness, and teenage rebellion This is an unapologetic, raw, and ruthlessly honest account of a young girl s struggle to fight the demons of mental illness It was a heart wrenching, dark, and horrifying read for me, but I admired Juliet s ability to distance herself from some truly disturbing and painful events in her journey to recovery The writing was superb and it really allowed me to get inside of Juliet s mind and experience with her the darkness and pain of her illness and addiction Even though Juliet s thoughts and actions were often unemotional and disturbing, I was still able to feel the inner turmoil her body and mind were going through Thank you NetGalley, Melville House Publishing, and the author, Juliet Escoria,...


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    I ve been struggling for a few days over how to review Juliet the Maniac From reading other reviews on here it seems a lot of people went into this with totally the wrong expectations either being misled by the cute coloured cover or the apparent YA categorisation on Netgalley but that isn t what I m struggling with it was in fact exactly what I thought it would be, albeit even better.This is some stellar auto fiction which seemingly, it s hard to be sure draws closely on the author s own experiences with her mental health as a teenager We meet Juliet when she is 14 and starting a new school, and from here things quickly spiral increased anxiety, self harm, drug abuse, suicide attempts while Juliet maintains a collected and coherent voice the entire time throughout the narrative The effect of this is that we can never quite tell when things are going to get better or worse for her, probably much like Juliet herself cannot.When...


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    I couldn t possibly do this book justice by reviewing it It was SO incredible and so accurate in all of her descriptions from the way that she felt to psychiatric hospitalization to the effects that the different drugs have I found pieces of myself in Juliet s story,...


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    Not once did anyone ever talk about what it was like when the trauma was yourself This stark, unsentimental novel puts readers inside the head of Juliet, a teenager in the late 1990s battling bipolar disorder, drug addiction, and suicidal ideation.The first person narrative is cleverly supplemented with reports from therapists and psychiatrists on Juliet s diagnosis, behavior and condition to juxtapose her internal perspective with the external.While it s a raw and candid account of an adolescent in the throes of mental illness, there lacked a sense of freshness or novelty about this often written about subject Most compelling to me was not the redundant progression of Juliet s life get high, self harm, repeat , but the introspective insights on the horrors of mental illness that claustrophobia of being unable to escape yo...


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    Infectiously readable and excellently executed, Juliet the Maniac is a brilliant cross between memoir and fiction Escoria packs a million little punches, reminding the reader just how much truth is written into these page, sharing some of the most personal moments of her teenage years via scans of the letters she wrote, her initial hospital bracelet, and patient evaluation statuses Cracking the book open, I was worried that I d focus too heavily on the blending of fact vs fiction, wondering which parts were pure memory and which were mostly made up to pull the story along and fill in gaps or dull spots, but honestly, I was so completely absorbed in the story of Juliet that it barely crossed my mind If you really get down to it, mental illness aside, much of what our teenage Juliet goes through the self esteem issues, drug use and sexual experimentation is something many of us can relate to and ref...


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    4.5


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    I hate that I have a weakness for a shade of pink book covers I received an Advanced Reader Copy ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest book review. It s very disturbing Sure, the character is experiencing mental health issues and it s not something light to discuss, it was brave for the author to tell Juliet s story, how she was able to write what was happening to the character s mind, and I don t expect perfection or a good plot because the mind or POV of the character itself is a huge web string of emotions.I can t relate to Juliet but I understand her issues and worries I tried to It was difficult for me to read her thoughts knowing she ...


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Juliet the Maniac download Juliet the Maniac, read online Juliet the Maniac, kindle ebook Juliet the Maniac, Juliet the Maniac d12b01ab8783 A Shockingly Dark, Funny, And Heartbreaking Portrait Of A Young Teenager S Clash With Mental Illness And Her Battle Toward Understanding And RecoveryAmbitious, Talented 14 Year Old Honors Student Juliet Is Poised For Success At Her Southern California High School However, She Soon Finds Herself On An Increasingly Frightening Spiral Of Drug Use, Self Harm, And Mental Illness That Lands Her In A Remote Therapeutic Boarding School, Where She Must Ultimately Find The Inner Strength, And Determination, To Survive.