Words on Bathroom Walls

Written by Julia Walton

The main character, Adam, suffers from schizophrenia. At the beginning of the book he is moved to a new school where no one knows he has schizophrenia. He hopes to never tell them, assuming this new trial drug works to alleviate his schizophrenia symptoms. He meets new people, some that he makes friends with and others who are not so nice. Over the course of the book he engages in a romantic relationship with Maya and they become quite close, all while hiding this enormous part of his life, his disability, until he can’t hide it anymore.

I thought the idea of the book was better than the book itself, but still helped bring to life someone with schizophrenia and the common misconceptions we may have about people like Adam. Overall, pretty good.

Review by Jessica Coffey, Hunter High School Media Center
Rating: ★★★✩✩ (3 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 9-12

Words on Bathroom Walls
Written by Julia Walton
Random House
294 pages
Release Date: July 4, 2017
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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