Miles is the ultimate unreliable narrator—a teen recovering from a schizophrenic breakdown who believes he is getting better … when in reality he is growing worse.
Driven to the point of obsession to find his missing younger brother, Teddy, and wrapped up in a romance that may or may not be the real thing, Miles is forever chasing shadows. As Miles feels his world closing around him, he struggles to keep it open, but what you think you know about his world is actually a blur of gray, and the sharp focus of reality proves startling.
.5 of the 4 stars that I gave this book was merely for my general interest in the subject of the novel.
(This is the part of the book review where I connect myself to the book so idk if you care about my life but…) This year I’m taking AP Psychology, and I want to become a psychologist, which explains my interest in this book. I heard some very “meh” things about this book which kind of made me hesitant but I do not get it at all.
I’m trying to explain the difference of opinion by the fact that I already know a bit about schizophrenia so I felt like I could understand deeper.
Until I read the about the author, I was very surprised (in a good way) about the accuracy of the character’s schizophrenia. So a reason I liked this book was because of the beautiful accuracy of everything, even down to the medication. Also, the accuracy of the symptoms was crucial to the plot (and the plot twist, if that’s what it would be called?)
The characters were developed fairly well considering how short this book was and the fact that it is a standalone. In the notes I took for this review I explained Miles’ development as “goes from ily to i love myself” which is like a very basic description of what happened.
Ultimately, the very best thing about Schizo is the happy ending.
Song(s) that remind me of this book:
- Happy by Marina and the Diamonds
- High Again by Hoodie Allen
- Even My Dad Does Sometimes by Ed Sheeran
Gif Summary **CONTAINS SPOILERS**
Teddy not being real:
Miles’ almost suicide:
His new friendships:
The book in general: