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  1. says:

    It is hard to tease out the beginning When I was living it my disintegration seemed sudden like I had once been whole but then my reality swiftly slipped apart into sand Not even sand but slime something desperate and oozing and sick But looking back I was a slow burn that eventually implodedJuliet Escoria has moments of literary brilliance I mean just read that opening uote This book however fell really flat for me It's a fiction book that reads like an autobiography complete with the main character having the same first and last name of the author I can only assume this story is rooted in fact I'm not a fan of memoirs I'm not a fan of straightforward first person stories being told in a chronological orderJuliet IS this storyThe entire book rests on Juliet's character And as a character she ismonotone unremarkable and easily forgettable She's written in a manner that left me emotionless where I should have felt anything but There are a lot of great books out there that deal with mental illness in teenagers in a raw and unflinching way this book however is not one of themI received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  2. says:

    A really great novel It’s about a teenage girl who loses her mind and goes looking for it in an institution Reading this reminded me how great art can be when it’s wounded and weird and funny and strange where the heart is Takes place in the 90s back blurb compares it to the Bell Jar and Girl Interrupted I thought it was its own beast I thought it was wild and fun and devastating and cool

  3. says:

    Uh huh Get ready

  4. says:

    Let me begin with the fact the this book is absolutely terrifying Not in the thriller way but in the but for the grace of god there go I or worse my kids way Most terrifying of all though this is classified as fiction it feels undoubtedly autobiographicalJuliet is well adjusted smart normal teenager until she's not When she's not she's a bipolar homicidal suicidal hallucinating self harming drug taking sexually active 16 year old She spirals so deeply and so uickly that she committed to an alternative treatment centerSensitive readers beware Escoria does not shy away from a single detail profanity or violent act It's brutal It's sad And it's frustratingIt is also bitingly funny in moments heart wrenching always and smartly written Escoria tells this harrowing story in extremely short chapters sometimes only a few lines; this is a stroke of emotional genius allowing me to catch my breath often She also includes chapters told from some time in the future cluing us in that Juliet does indeed survive that's not a spoilerNot easy but excellent

  5. says:

    I've been struggling for a few days over how to review Juliet the Maniac From reading other reviews on here it seems a lot of people went into this with totally the wrong expectations either being misled by the cute coloured cover or the apparent YA categorisation on Netgalley but that isn't what I'm struggling with it was in fact exactly what I thought it would be albeit even betterThis is some stellar auto fiction which seemingly it's hard to be sure draws closely on the author's own experiences with her mental health as a teenager We meet Juliet when she is 14 and starting a new school and from here things uickly spiral increased anxiety self harm drug abuse suicide attempts while Juliet maintains a collected and coherent voice the entire time throughout the narrative The effect of this is that we can never uite tell when things are going to get better or worse for her probably much like Juliet herself cannotWhen reading this the only book I could think to compare it to was The Trick is to Keep Breathing although in hindsight they are really uite different books however they are similarly great books allowing access into the inner mind of a young woman suffering from mental health issues in an incredibly realistic manner

  6. says:

    Infectiously readable and excellently executed Juliet the Maniac is a brilliant cross between memoir and fiction Escoria packs a million little punches reminding the reader just how much truth is written into these page sharing some of the most personal moments of her teenage years via scans of the letters she wrote her initial hospital bracelet and patient evaluation statuses Cracking the book open I was worried that I'd focus too heavily on the blending of fact vs fiction wondering which parts were pure memory and which were mostly made up to pull the story along and fill in gaps or dull spots but honestly I was so completely absorbed in the story of Juliet that it barely crossed my mind If you really get down to it mental illness aside much of what our teenage Juliet goes through the self esteem issues drug use and sexual experimentation is something many of us can relate to and reflect on What was our teenage years if not a melting pot of hormones going haywire the feeling that we're losing our minds and going crazy uestioning who we are and how we fit in hating how we look and sound reinventing ourselves a thousand times over until we're reasonable comfortable in our skin? It's pretty and devastating and manic and though there's a ton to unpack here through Juliet the Maniac Escoria gives us a tender and safe way to explore all of that through the lens of troubled and drug addicted young girl who wishes for nothing than to be normal

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    “Not once did anyone ever talk about what it was like when the trauma was yourself”This stark unsentimental novel puts readers inside the head of Juliet a teenager in the late 1990s battling bipolar disorder drug addiction and suicidal ideationThe first person narrative is cleverly supplemented with reports from therapists and psychiatrists on Juliet’s diagnosis behavior and condition to juxtapose her internal perspective with the externalWhile it’s a raw and candid account of an adolescent in the throes of mental illness there lacked a sense of freshness or novelty about this often written about subject Most compelling to me was not the redundant progression of Juliet’s life get high self harm repeat but the introspective insights on the horrors of mental illness that claustrophobia of being unable to escape your own mind I wouldn’t consider this Young Adult fiction however I can see it appealing to teenage readers probably than adultsThanks to NetGalley for providing an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review

  8. says:

    4 Haunting Stars“ I truly felt like I had a broken brain Except it wasn’t even my brain It was a brain of a homicidal maniac She was trying to kill me”A story told by a 14 year old Juliet is a story of drug addition mental illness and teenage rebellion This is an unapologetic raw and ruthlessly honest account of a young girl’s struggle to fight the demons of mental illness It was a heart wrenching dark and horrifying read for me but I admired Juliet’s ability to distance herself from some truly disturbing and painful events in her journey to recovery The writing was superb and it really allowed me to get inside of Juliet’s mind and experience with her the darkness and pain of her illness and addiction Even though Juliet’s thoughts and actions were often unemotional and disturbing I was still able to feel the inner turmoil her body and mind were going through Thank you NetGalley Melville House Publishing and the author Juliet Escoria for giving me an opportunity to read this haunting and heart wrenching book in exchange for my honest opinion

  9. says:

    I couldn't possibly do this book justice by reviewing it It was SO incredible and so accurate in all of her descriptions from the way that she felt to psychiatric hospitalization to the effects that the different drugs have I found pieces of myself in Juliet's story freuently snapping pictures of certain pages or jotting lines down in my notebook Honestly I'll have to buy a copy so that I can highlight the crap out of it I don't think the library would appreciate that much Beautifully done

  10. says:

    this one hit really close to home and i had to read it in spaced apart bits the hardest parts were the photocopied notes and letters and diary entries heartbreaking book; it'll wake you up but it'll hurt

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Juliet the Maniac [PDF / EPUB] Juliet the Maniac A shockingly dark funny and heartbreaking portrait of a young teenager's clash with mental illness and her battle toward understanding and recoveryAmbitious talented 14 year old honors student Juliet A shockingly dark funny and heartbreaking portrait of a young teenager's clash with mental illness and her battle toward understanding and recoveryAmbitious talented year old honors student Juliet is poised for success at her Southern California high school However she soon finds herself on an increasingly frightening spiral of drug use self harm and mental illness that lands her in a remote therapeutic boarding school where she must ultimately find the inner strength and determination to survive.

  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Juliet the Maniac
  • Juliet Escoria
  • English
  • 07 October 2016
  • 9781612197593

About the Author: Juliet Escoria

JULIET ESCORIA is the author of the novel JULIET THE MANIAC forthcoming from Melville House in May She also wrote the poetry collection WITCH HUNT Lazy Fascist Press and the story collection BLACK CLOUD CCMEmily Books which were both listed in various best of the year roundups Her writing can be found in places like Lenny Catapult VICE Prelude Dazed and Hobart and has.