Anna Bloom is depressed–so depressed that her parents have committed her to a mental hospital with a bunch of other messed-up teens. Here, she meets a roommate with a secret (and a plastic baby), a doctor who focuses way too much on her weight, and a cute, shy boy who just might like her.
But wait! Being trapped in a loony bin isn’t supposed to be about
making friends, losing weight, and having a crush, is it?
In her fiction debut, Julie Halpern finds humor in the unlikeliest of places, and presents a character whose voice–and heart–will resonate with all of us who have ever felt just a little bit crazy.
Julie Halpern is the author of several books, including Get Well Soon, Have a Nice Day, and Maternity Leave. Previously, she was a school librarian and now resides in Chicago with her family.
Mandy Siegfried's film and television credits include That’s What She Said, Winter Passing, The Out of Towners, Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, and General Hospital. She has appeared on Broadway in Noises Off, as well as the critically acclaimed productions of Blackbird, The Mineola Twins, and Stupid Kids, among others.