Tag: mental health

Turtles All The Way Down, OCD & Friendship

Turtles All The Way Down

Turtles All The Way Down

By: John Green

Grade: A

Aza and her best friend Daisy are trying to solve the disappearance of a local millionaire for the cash reward. But Turtles isn’t about that so much as Aza battling her anxiety and OCD and that’s what makes this is a hard book to rate for me. Because it is a book where everything else aside I relate,  I relate so very much sometimes it was troubling to read.

Bright Lights Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Bright Lights

Bright Lights Starring Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds

Directed By: Alexis Bloom & Fisher Stevens

Grade: A

I watched this documentary on Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds when it premiered not long after they passed and again more recently. (October 21st was Fisher’s birthday.) I had been familiar with their relationship and really enjoyed seeing this. I think with time it’s also less sad and really felt almost happy.

Eliza And Her Monsters

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Eliza and Her Monsters

By: Francesca Zappia

Grade: B+

It’s a little odd to recognize a lot of your personality traits in a character, understand why they are doing things and they still get on your nerves. It’s also hard to want to like a book more than you did or to feel like you should like a book more than you did. Eliza suffers from anxiety (among other things) and is just trying to stay invisible through the end of school while writing the exceedingly popular web comic Monstrous Sea.

Everything shifts however when she meets a boy who may be Monstrous Sea’s biggest fan.

A World Without You

A World Without You Author: Beth Revis Grade: A “You are not one person. You are a different person in each moment of time.” Bo believes that he can travel through time. He believes that […]