A Danger to Herself and Others

Alyssa Sheinmel (Author)


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 doctor 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. But until then, she's determined to win over the staff and earn some privileges so that 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.

Product Details

Price: $17.98  $16.54
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Published Date: February 05, 2019
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 5.6 X 1.4 X 8.3 inches | 0.95 pounds
ISBN: 9781492667247
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About the Author

Alyssa Sheinmel is the bestselling author of several novels for young adults including A Danger to Herself and Others and Faceless. Alyssa currently lives and writes in New York. Follow Alyssa on Instagram and Twitter @AlyssaSheinmel or visit her online at alyssasheinmel.com.


"A compelling and beautifully told story." - Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces
"A tense and terrific read." - Natalie D. Richards, author of One Was Lost and What You Hide
"A great story full of mystery, heartbreak, and hope." - Jennifer Shaw Wolf, author of Dead Girls Don't Lie and Breaking Beautiful
"Intense, compelling, and wholly original." - Kerry Kletter, author of The First Time She Drowned
"A thrilling page-turner and worthy choice for high school libraries." - School Library Journal, starred review
"An honest look at one young person's experience with mental illness, as well as the impact mental disease has on others." - School Library Connection
"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 Reviews