Monday, 26 October 2015

Review : Schizo By Nic Sheff.

Hardcover, 272 pages                                                       Published September 30th 2014 by Philomel Books            Genres: Ya , Contemporary

The fascinating, shocking, and ultimately quite hopeful story of one teen’s downward spiral into mental illness by the bestselling author of Tweak.

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.

Written by the New York Times bestselling author of TweakSchizo is the fascinating, and ultimately quite hopeful, story of one teen's downward spiral into mental illness as he chases the clues to a missing brother. 

Lately I have read a large amount of books dealing with mental illness, perhaps starting my degree in psychology is influencing my decision in books.Anyways this is one of the better Ya books dealing the mental illness.This book not only tug my heart strings but also open up to a reality I do not live but many do.The novel not only deals with schizophrenia but the life on must live with it.Nico is able to make Miles a character you care for despite the lack of relatedness.

Miles deals with schizophrenia , but is still an caring brother, son and friend.He cares for his little sister and his two best friends.Miles is character who I rooted for to get better.I really did like him.His family is an awesome addition to this book , because you can how miles disorder affect them.Even through their struggle , they try there best to be supportive for miles, even though it not the easiest thing to do.Miles continues to blame himself for the disappearance of his brother, blaming him for creating stress i his family. Obsessed with finding him and making things right for his mother, father and sister.

As we miles in his epsiodes, those moments of vulnerability are quite sad and emotional. I feel for him , and hate that he see himself his life as over.When everyone was scared of him , I just wanted to give him a hug and let him know it's okay.The author is trying to tell reader that a  disorder should not destroy your life , and to overcome the problems instead of giving up.

I do have to mention that is book opened my eyes to the extent of this disorder, and the major ways it influencing ones life.Before I never understood as that serious but this book opened my perspective on it.

This book was a short , yet an emotional read. I am glad the direction of the book went and enjoyed learning more about schizophrenia and how it affects an whole family together


  1. I haven't read many books that focus on mental illness though it's definitely something I'd be interested to see, so this will be going on my tbr :) lovely review, thanks for sharing!

    Enchanted by YA:

  2. Definitely check it ,as it is an interesting and captivating novel.Think of Mara Dyer but boy version and much more emotions.
    Thanks for stopping by!!

  3. I haven't read YA dealing with mental illness in a while, so maybe I should pick up Schizo! It sounds emotional as well as informative for people (like me) who don't deal with the disorder in question, which is the perfect combination. The protagonist sounds fantastic - and that cover is pretty cool too. I'm so glad you liked this one!

    1. I am glad you enjoyed the review, and I do recommend to check this one out if you interested in mental illness.
      Thanks for stopping by :D

  4. I've not heard of this book before Muna, but I can totally see the appeal of this book, I do like my books when they're done well when dealing with mental illness, but also when they have a strong emotional aspect too. Thank you for putting this one on my radar! :)

    1. Hi jasprit, I see this novel as heavily underrated, even though it quite an awesome novel.
      Thanks for stopping by!