This book is about Solomon, a 16 year old agoraphobic boy and Lisa, a perfectionist, driven high school junior, who wants to genuinely help Solomon and use her experience to write a college essay that could be a ticket out of her town. Simultaneously hilarious and gut-wrenching story of friendship and secrets, it is an easy, fast read that is makes you feel like you understand mental illness and the issues facing the sufferers and their families and friend better. Solomon has not been out of his house in 3 years but thrives and seems to start to make progress with the help of Lisa and her boyfriend, Clark. But will the secret of Lisa’s motivation to get Solomon “cured” reverse all the progress he has made?
I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.
I received an advanced copy of this book from Penguin’s First to Read Program with no requirement to review book.