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  • 05/2021
  • 9798735299004 B095CPK6VL
  • 131 pages
  • $5.99
CC Lepki
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Sydney is no stranger to bad choices, but lately it seems making bad decisions is the only thing she's good at. As her already tenuous relationship with her parents deteriorates and her best friend prepares to leave her behind, Sydney's wild descent into darkness, self-hatred, and regret makes one thing perfectly clear: Everything is not fine.
Plot/Idea: 8 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 8.75 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: Lepki takes a standard story about a teenager wanting to escape their reality and suffuses it with new energy. Readers will root for Sydney even as her situation grows ever more precarious. Sydney is the definition of a troubled teen: battling a drinking problem, she swirls in and out of consciousness at house parties. As her family and friends pull away from her, she is pulled into a vortex of depression with little hope of escape.

Prose/Style: The reader grasps the weight of Sydney’s spiral into depression through Lepki’s taut, unflinching prose.

Originality: Given Lepki’s background in psychology, she presents the reader with a richly detailed portrait of someone experiencing and surviving depression and suicidal ideation.

Character Development/Execution: Even at her grimmest, Sydney’s tenacity and her plaintive cries to God are brimming with a fleeting hope. Lepki’s pacing is never hindered; she is a skillful storyteller.

Date Submitted: May 27, 2021

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 05/2021
  • 9798735299004 B095CPK6VL
  • 131 pages
  • $5.99

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