Published by Sourcebooks Fire on 7 January 2020
Audience: young adult
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"A compelling and beautifully told story." --Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces Four walls. One window. No way to escape.
Hannah knows there's been a mistake. She doesn't need to be institutionalized. What happened to her roommate at that summer program was an accident. As soon as the doctors and judge figure out that she isn't a danger to herself or others, she can go home to start her senior year. Those college applications aren't going to write themselves. Until then, she's determined to win over the staff and earn some privileges so she doesn't lose her mind to boredom.
Then Lucy arrives. Lucy has her own baggage, and she's the perfect project to keep Hannah's focus off all she is missing at home. But Lucy may be the one person who can get Hannah to confront the secrets she's avoiding--and the dangerous games that landed her in confinement in the first place.
Packed with intrigue and suspense, A Danger to Herself and Others, from New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Sheinmel, is great for readers who loved Suicide Notes for Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten and Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus
Additional Praise for A Danger to Herself and Others: "This compelling character study begins like a thriller--the mystery of what happened to her friend Agnes draws considerable suspense... it becomes a nuanced exploration of mental illness."--Booklist
"A respectful, authentic rendering of mental illness and treatment."--Kirkus
Also by Alyssa Sheinmel: What Kind of Girl
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2020 Modern Miss Darcy Summer Reading Challenge
- 2020 YA Reading Challenge