Goodreads Monday 7/30/18


Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.




Made You Up by Francesca Zappia


Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion. This is a compelling and provoking literary debut that will appeal to fans of Wes Anderson, Silver Linings Playbook and Liar.

Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8-Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until classes begin, and she runs into Miles. Didn’t she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal.

Funny, provoking, and ultimately moving, this debut novel featuring the quintessential unreliable narrator will have readers turning the pages and trying to figure out what is real and what is made up.



I loved Eliza And Her Monsters, so I really want to read another book by Francesca soon.



Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

10 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday 7/30/18”

  1. I’m wanting to read this one soon, too! The only thing that bothers me is that I have heard from Emmabooks’ videos about it that a lot of own-voice reviewers have said they did not think the representation was very well researched, but I have seen other own-voice reviews saying it resonated with them so I am guessing it is just one of those things where everyone will feel differently. Hopefully we will both enjoy it when we get to it. 🙂

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    1. Thanks! There are a lot of books like that. I just think it’s because no two people are alike, so a book may be perfectly represented for one person and terrible for another. I just try to go into everything with an open mind. I don’t really judge any type of rep for that reason. Even if I feel it’s not great, others may feel that it’s perfect for them.

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