Maia Jraisat's Blog (5)

The Fate Of The Merediths

Meredith Shale, by every definition of the word, is a fighter. There is no doubt about it, from the first introduction of her. She has fought her demons for the last three years, and in the face of her biggest demon, she does not hide. She risks her body and mind to bring justice to herself and the other children her father's sexual abuse destroyed. This act showcases her bravery and strength, but her attitude towards her monster of a father throughout the book is where the real strengths…

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Added by Maia Jraisat on May 19, 2017 at 5:26pm — No Comments

The last time she drowned (or cared)

       The First Time She Drowned explores the life of Cassie O’Malley, who has spent the last three years of her life in a mental asylum- for no reason. Elaborate lies created by her estranged mother keep her locked in, her only sanction being her best friend on the inside. When Cassie turns eighteen, her mother visits her for the first time in what feels like forever, and announces that she's paying for her to attend college. Cassie thinks this is the breakthrough she finally…

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Added by Maia Jraisat on April 12, 2017 at 11:31am — No Comments

All The Bright Things about All The Bright Places

All The Bright things about All The Bright Places

By: Maia Jraisat

1.It opens up a whole new world of discussions for mental illness. For most kids, mental illness is somewhat of a taboo subject. Guarded by judgement and fear, no one really likes opening up about these things. But in All The Bright Places, an undiagnosed disorder is addressed, and while it…

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Added by Maia Jraisat on January 19, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

My Heart And Other Black Holes

My Heart And Other Black Holes is a novel that will remind you that terrible things can happen, and those terrible things have a greater impact than you could even begin to know. But this book will also remind you that even the most seemingly lost causes have hope. The story is told following the lives of two teenagers, Aysel and Roman. Aysel and Roman both want to die, there's no nicer way to put it, the both of them can't stand living…

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Added by Maia Jraisat on December 14, 2016 at 9:49pm — No Comments

ill give you the sun//wintergirls



Reading I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson is like having Poprocks in your brain and in your heart. This vibrant novel follows the lives of two extremely artistic twins, Noah and Jude. The earlier years, before the death of their mother, are told by Noah, while the later years of their lives are…

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Added by Maia Jraisat on August 25, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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