A Tragic Kind Of Wonderful

Hardcover | February 7, 2017

byEric Lindstrom

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In the vein ofIt's Kind of a Funny StoryandAll the Bright Places, comes a captivating, immersive exploration of life with mental illness.For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm's length. And when a former friend confronts Mel with the truth about the way their relationship ended, deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium.

As the walls of Mel's compartmentalized world crumble, she fears the worst--that her friends will abandon her if they learn the truth about what she's been hiding. Can Mel bring herself to risk everything to find out?

InA Tragic Kind of Wonderful, Eric Lindstrom, author of the critically acclaimedNot If I See You First, examines the fear that keeps us from exposing our true selves, and the courage it takes to be loved for who we really are.

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In the vein ofIt's Kind of a Funny StoryandAll the Bright Places, comes a captivating, immersive exploration of life with mental illness.For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm's le...

Eric Lindstrom is a BAFTA and WGA-nominated veteran of the interactive entertainment industry. He is the author ofTragic Kind of WonderfulandNot If I See You First.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.62 × 6 × 1.12 inPublished:February 7, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316260061

ISBN - 13:9780316260060

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"An engaging and fast-moving plot that foregrounds Mel as a person who maintains a strong ethic of kindness even and especially when [she's] down, making her a bipolar poster child fully worthy of reader sympathy."-BCCB