The Art of Insanity


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$18.99  $17.66
Peachtree Teen
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5.7 X 7.3 X 1.9 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Christine Webb is a middle school teacher from Kalamazoo, Michigan. When she's not teaching or writing, she enjoys hanging out with her zoo (three goofy dogs, an evil cat, twenty nameless pigeons, and a friendly rat), and traveling with her husband. Follow her on Twitter @cwebbwrites.


Natalie's sharply drawn narrative voice provides levity and good humor. Debut author Webb draws from her own experience living with BPD to deliver a blistering portrayal of one teen's attempts to seem 'normal enough' while managing a mental disorder--and the stigma and stereotypes that often accompany it--amid increasingly overwhelming life changes.--Publishers Weekly

Achingly truthful, the book sees Natalie through the quagmire of the journey to self-acceptance with humor and insight. Webb works with intelligence and candor to chip away at the stigma that surrounds mental illness. . . . Kind, buoyant, and cleareyed.--Kirkus Reviews

Webb here presents a story with educational elements woven in. Despite Natalie's many obstacles, her journey is still shown as hopeful. ­Natalie's experience with mental health is one that readers with their own mental ­illness can find comfort in, and those without can genuinely learn something from it.--School Library Journal

Webb constructs an intimate look at bipolar disorder in teen girls, while infusing Natalie's story with art, humor, and a bit of unexpected mystery. . . . Focusing a positive lens on mental health, this coming-of-age story sees its protagonist navigating high school and young love.--Booklist