Crazy by Amy Reed
Posted by Krystal Larson at 4:00 AM Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Connor knows that Izzy will never fall in love with him the way he’s fallen for her. But somehow he’s been let into her crazy, exhilarating world and become her closest confidante. But the closer they get, the more Connor realizes that Izzy’s highs are too high and her lows are too low. And the frenetic energy that makes her shine is starting to push her into a much darker place. As Izzy’s behavior gets increasingly erratic and self-destructive, Connor gets increasingly desperate to stop her from plummeting. He knows he can’t save her from her pain… but what if no one else can?
Izzy isn't a normal girl, but she's never thought of herself as crazy. When she meets Connor at summer camp, the two hit it off and decide to correspond via email. The more Connor gets to know Izzy, the more he realizes that sometimes she is far too high and sometimes she is far too low. The two talk through their feelings, even the most embarrassing, as well as everyday activities and arguments with friends and parents. The reader will really get to know these two characters; their hopes, dreams, and pain are clearly written down, but these characters are not always easy to connect to...sometimes the reader may feel like he/she is on the outside looking in.
Connor's personality is far more dependable. He tends to be the goofy but serious, smart but sometimes stupid, normal teenage boy. Izzy, on the other hand, displays some feelings, thoughts, and actions that may be seen as...crazy. The author truly captures and uses Izzy's frenetic energy. It is very easy to find oneself completely absorbed in this book without even noticing the outside world. The reader may feel as if he/she is reading about a train wreck ahead of time and unable to help the characters. However, Amy Reed does a terrific job of portraying Izzy exactly as she intended.
Overall, this book will evoke emotions in the reader and leave him/her thinking about this book long after setting it down. This novel is recommended to young adult/adult readers.
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