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Life Is But a Dream by Brian James

Friday, March 2, 2012
Alec and Sabrina are crazy in love. Problem is: Sabrina’s really crazy.

Sabrina, an artist, is diagnosed with schizophrenia, and her parents check her into the Wellness Center. There she meets Alec, who is convinced it's the world that's crazy, not the two of them. They are meant to be together; they are special. But when Alec starts to convince Sabrina that her treatment will wipe out everything that makes her creative, she worries that she'll lose hold of her dreams and herself. Should she listen to her doctor? Her decision may have fatal consequences.

Goodreads Summary

Sabrina sees the world differently from others, she sees nothing wrong with this.  Sabrina is a schizophrenic and her parents check her into a Wellness center to reorient herself and get her back on regular medication.  Their plan backfires, Sabrina meets Alec and they fall in love.  Sabrina believes Alec to be "the one" for her and he reciprocates her affections.  The reader will have to make up his/her own mind as to whether Alec truly cares for her or is merely using her in her unhealthy state.  The two begins to scheme together and their plans slowly turn into actions that could change Sabrina's life.

Sabrina is a nice enough character.  The reader may get annoyed with her whimsical ways and firm belief that her way of viewing the world is the right one, but she is normally a good character.  Alec appears to care for her, but the reader can never be quite sure.  The other characters are not focused upon, Alec and Sabrina are in their own little world.  The events of this book were fast-paced and "different."  When the reader gets close enough to Sabrina he/she will truly feel as if he/she is in Sabrina's head and different world.  This book is recommended to young adult/teen readers.

4 Stars

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  1. Kandee said...:

    I'm glad you enjoyed the book, it looks great! I'm really looking forward to this!:D

  1. I love that cover! I've never read a book with a schizophrenic protagonist so I'm definitely looking forward to picking this one up. Thanks for the review:)

    Sarah Bibi Setar