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Words on Bathroom Walls
Words on Bathroom Walls | Julia Walton
Fans of More Happy Than Not, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Its Kind of a Funny Story will cheer for Adam as he struggles with schizophrenia in this brilliantly honest and unexpectedly funny debut. Adam has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He sees and hears people who arent there: Rebecca, a beautiful girl who understands him; the Mob Boss, who harasses him; and Jason, the naked guy whos unfailingly polite. It should be easy to separate the real from the not real, but Adam can't. Still, theres hope. As Adam starts fresh at a new school, he begins a drug trial that helps him ignore his visions. Suddenly everything seems possible, even love. When he meets Maya, a fiercely intelligent girl, he desperately wants to be the great guy that she thinks he is. But then the miracle drug begins to fail, and Adam will do anything to keep Maya from discovering his secret. "A brutal, beautiful book that sits right beside The Perks of Being a Wallflower and I'll Give You the Sun." --Jennifer Longo, author of Up to This Pointe "This book reminds me of A Monster Calls. I saved the final twenty pages for the next day because I didn't want Adam's story to end." --Peter Brown Hoffmeister, author of This Is the Part Where You Laugh From the Hardcover edition.
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I watched this on Amazon Prime earlier today and it was so good!

Almost as good as the book but come on the book will always be better 😉.

#booktoscreen

AkashaVampie Just read about the book.... I'm gunna have to find this on Prime. It sounds really good. 10mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I saw this was being made into a movie so I moved it up on the TBR. I‘m sad it took me this long to get to it because it was really interesting topic to talk about especially in YA. I haven‘t read a lot of books where the the main character is diagnosed with Schizophrenia,so I don‘t have anything to compare. I thought it was written well and is done so in journal entries. I felt for Adam a lot and wanted more of him and his family/friend.
5⭐️s

sharread This sounds good! 12mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Today‘s plans: try to eat healthy and relax in bed in the most comfiest sweatpants.

#newread

Chelsea.Poole Looks cozy! 12mo
Tianarose I have those pants in grey! So comfy ! 12mo
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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I love the way schizophrenia is depicted in this book. I could relate to Adam with having to deal with your mind and having to deal with meds to keep your symptoms at bay. I‘m not schizophrenic, but I do have bipolar disorder, so it is nice seeing mental illness shown in a good light. Hopefully we can break the stigma.
#bookstagram #bibliophile #litsy #littens #mentalillness

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dustys_bookshelf
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Jess_Franzino
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Saw the preview for this movie, & decided I needed to read the book first. It was absolutely stunning. Schizophrenia is an extremely misunderstood disease that‘s often misrepresented in literature. There were a ton of ways this book could have gone south in terms of cliches— both having to do with the disease & also genre. But it didn‘t. Adam is a very sweet and truly likable protag. Loved his relations with other characters, too.

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maximusje
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Finally a story that does not depict schizophrenic people as psychopaths. I can imagine that for people who deal with the disorder on a daily basis, this is a very welcome book. Looking forward to the movie as well, lots of freedom for the creators on how to visualise the hallucinations. Definately a good pick!

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vanslibanan
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Read before the movie release this Aug 21st #booktoscreen 📖🎞

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Loric
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A funny, honest and realistic read depicting what it‘s be like to live with schizophrenia.

Told through the unfiltered and expressive journal entries of our protagonist Adam, I loved seeing inside his mind, his thoughts teetering between despair and humor, and loved his self-awareness to the state of his mind. The author successfully brings awareness to the manifestation of schizophrenia while debunking the negative stereotypes that surround it.

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ErikasMindfulShelf
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Really enjoyed this last pick of the #LMPBC round. It‘s been fun ladies! @TheBookKeepers @Johanna414 @kellyann28

kellyann28 Yes it has! Thanks for another fun round! 2y
TheBookKeepers This arrived! Thank you Erika 🙂 2y
ErikasMindfulShelf @TheBookKeepers Thank you for letting me know. 2y
Johanna414 Erika, has your book made it back to you yet? 2y
ErikasMindfulShelf @Johanna Yes thank you. I‘m sorry I haven‘t posted about it. Life is a bit upside down at the moment. 2y
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cassiecharman
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...very strange...

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IheartYA
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Relatable, heartfelt, witty and real. I feel as if any reader could sympathize with the Adam for feeling "abnormal" or different. This book was very well written, and laugh out loud funny at times. I'm teetering between a 3 to 4 rating because I've read so many books lately that evoked similar feelings, but I will round up to 4.

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Johanna414
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I really, really liked this one! I loved all the characters! I‘ll get it in the mail ASAP @TheBookKeepers @kellyann28 @irre #lmpbc

ErikasMindfulShelf Can‘t wait to read it. 2y
TheBookKeepers I‘m so glad you liked it too!! 2y
ErikasMindfulShelf @Johanna414 Got it yesterday. 2y
Johanna414 @irre awesome! 2y
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Amber0702
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Great story 👍 interesting perspective of a teenage schizophrenic on a trial drug. Loved the way it was written and the main character was funny and smart.

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Johanna414
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Trying to finish my book and people won‘t stop talking to me... 😭😭😭😭😭

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Always_booked
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Words On Bathroom Walls.
288 pages.
Read in 5 days.
Pros: This book grabbed me from the first page, I thought this was an interesting read and definitely made the reader see what the character was going through. This book touched home as well having a MIL who is schizophrenic there were things in here I could relate to.
Cons: None.
#bookworm #alwaysbooked #fiction #youngadult #reader

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Always_booked
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Always_booked

“Church is for people who believe in things they can‘t see. Life for me is about seeing things I probably shouldn‘t believe in. So there‘s a nice symmetry there. “

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kellyann28
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#LMPBC going out to @Johanna414 and an ARC going out to @TheBookKeepers today! 📚📚
@irre

TheBookKeepers Ur the best!! 2y
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers I think you'll really like it! ❤ 2y
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kellyann28
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This was a good read! Definitely opened up my eyes to a different side of schizophrenia than what I have experienced in my life. #LMPBC @TheBookKeepers @irre @Johanna414

TheBookKeepers I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 😘 2y
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kellyann28
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I got a new phone today so I'm really just playing with my camera. It's so much better than my previous! I need to put it down and read some on my #LMPBC

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kellyann28
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My #LMPBC was delivered right to my doorstep by @TheBookKeepers yesterday! Sorry to say I wasn't home and missed her, but I am excited to start this one!
@irre @Johanna414

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TheBookKeepers
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Loved this read! All the characters really stuck with me! Excited to see what everyone else thinks! @kellyann28 @irre @Johanna414 #lmpbc

Johanna414 Yay! Can‘t wait! 2y
suzie.reads I thought this was an excellent book! 2y
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TheBookKeepers
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Here are 4 books I‘m considering for our #lmpbc ! @irre @kellyann28 @Johanna414 Let me know if you‘ve read any already, if any jump out at you that you‘d be excited about, or any that you definitely want me to avoid lol! So excited! I‘ll also list them in the comments.

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Johanna414 Honestly, these all sound good! I haven‘t read any of them! 2y
ralexist Gods of Jade and Shadow is amazing! Wonderful story, wonderful characters. I wanted to read it slower just so that it wouldn't end but that wasn't possible 🙂 2y
kellyann28 I haven't read any of them! First I'm hearing of Words on Bathroom Walls, it sounds good! I'm okay with any of them! 2y
ErikasMindfulShelf I have Gods of Jade and Shadow so I would prefer one of the others. 2y
TheBookKeepers Ok no problem! @irre 🙂 2y
TheBookKeepers So I‘ve narrowed it down to the bottom two 😂 Words on Bathroom walls is a little shorter than The Candle & the Flame so I was leaning towards that one. But I‘m also down to take a poll! Which would you all prefer if those two? @irre @kellyann28 @Johanna414 2y
kellyann28 Words on Bathroom Walls! 2y
Johanna414 Words on Bathroom Walls works for me! (edited) 2y
ErikasMindfulShelf Words on Bathroom Walls sounds good to me. 2y
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victoriachille
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A wonderful book. I didn‘t want to put it down.

RaimeyGallant Good to know! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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Kaylamburson
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I really loved this one and read it every second I could. The first person narrative in the form of letters to Adam's therapist made him a real and vulnerable character. Walton's descriptions of Adam's schizophrenic hallucinations were vivid and vibrant, and although this was a serious subject, there were several laugh-out-loud moments. I also appreciated that the love interest, Maya, wasn't a caricature and was more than just "nerdy" or "pretty".

Kaylamburson Hmm good question. I think you'll have a lot to discuss regarding mental health & our system today, in addition to how those afflicted are viewed by society. There's a slight religious aspect (attends a Catholic school), but there might be some moments that could be viewed offensively by a strong catholic. At the end, I didn't feel a strong need to discuss it like I do with some books, but it'd be easy to have a full conversation. @TheBookKeepers 3y
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Kaylamburson
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On a reading marathon this week! Now starting Words on Bathroom Walls which features a main character that struggles with schizophrenia, but is trying not to be defined by the mental illness.

suzie.reads I loved this! 😍 3y
Kaylamburson Oh good! I had never heard of it, but came across it when browsing aimlessly, and I was just talking to my roommate about schizophrenic characters. @suzie.reads 3y
Kaylamburson I just finished it and loved it, too! @suzie.reads 3y
suzie.reads Glad you enjoyed it 😊 3y
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kristinaa

i just wish this book had a bigger following. it really deserves one.

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This one was really really good guys! I got it in an Uppercase Box awhile back now and kept overlooking it. I‘m so glad I finally picked it up. Told in journal entries to his therapist, it chronicles the life of a teenager with schizophrenia. I may or may not have cried my way through the last five chapters. 5⭐️

Soubhiville Stacked! Thanks for the recommendation, it sounds good. 3y
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christinehk
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There were so many memorable quotes from this book!! It‘s told from the mind of a schizophrenic boy who is put on different drug regimens. We see him struggling with his own reality - HIS normal - and trying to conform into what society considers normal, such as falling in love, being bullied by the “popular kids who come from money”, etc. Would definitely recommend for anyone to read.

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suzie.reads
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Loved this! ❤
Funny, honest and very eye opening. A brilliant story about a teenage boys struggles with schizophrenia.
Some of the things Adam said were just fantastic!

"The important thing about being crazy is knowing that you're crazy. The knowing part makes you less crazy."

"J.K. Rowling is a fucking genius. Anyone who doesn't think so is crazy."

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Lovesbooks87 It was so good! They are making it into a movie! 3y
suzie.reads @Lovesbooks87 I know can't wait for that 😁 3y
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Lovesbooks87
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Wow! I don't even know where to start with reviewing this book. I feel like this is an important book bringing awareness of metal illnesses. Adam is in high school and has just been diagnosed with being paranoid schizophrenic. He is learning to live with it. But he doesn't what the people at his new high school to know about his illness. But when he meets Maya he starts to have feeling for her but doesn't want her to know. Such a powerful read!

Book_Lover95 Is this a series or a stand alone book? 3y
Lovesbooks87 @Book_Lover95 it was s standalone. 3y
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Tfindley21
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“Most people are afraid of themselves, Adam. They carry that fear everywhere hoping no one will notice.”

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startwithgivens
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I expected to like this book, but I did not expect all the feels. First of all, it was so nice having a young adult novel written in the male voice. But on top of that, there are so many quotes you can pick out that don't just apply to people with mental illnesses; you could adapt it to any marginalised or oppressed group and it would ring true. I loved it, and I totally didn't cry.

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Right now, my son needs me to protect him from narrow-minded people motivated by fear.

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startwithgivens
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Nobody gives a shit about feelings. They are useless , pathetic wastes of time for believers in astrology and unicorns.

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startwithgivens
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As serious of a topic as this book addresses, I'm finding it rather humorous.

"My daddy done left me."

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Avis
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I related to a lot in this book. So many good lines about mental health. Adam was such a great character to get to know, and I love how he says what comes to mind, without a filter. I feel like Ian could‘ve had more backstory and development, and maybe he was struggling with his own stuff as well. Overall great book, I won‘t forget this one!

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Avis

We should just look at [the art]. And that‘s it. We shouldn‘t pretend we understand.

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janehreads
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3/5. this was really interesting, and i think it‘s important to read books about other kinds of mental illnesses like schizophrenia. i liked it and thought that the character was well-written and funny, but i just didn‘t love it for no particular reason. if i had bought this book, i probably would have donated it later on.

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PacingTheCage
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1. Cleaning the bathroom
2. I know men who cook but they don't cook for me😔
3. Definitely more time!
4. 3 hours tops. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen.
5. Display????
6. 6
7. No, not recently.
8. I read Carrie and Christine in the 1980s. That was enough Stephen King for me😲
#saturdaynightspecial @Kaye

Kaye Wow, @dltpacngthecage ...3 hours for Garden Spells is quite a good clip. It‘s not a skinny book. Must‘ve been very good ! 4y
PacingTheCage @Kaye I couldn't put it down. It was that awesome. I think I carried the book everywhere: coffee fill-up, bathroom break, etc. Pretty sure I didn't eat until I was done either. I love that book! 4y
Kaye Sounds great. I haven‘t read anything by that author. I‘ll have to try it ! 4y
PacingTheCage @Kaye Awesome! I just found out last year that she went to college where my niece is currently enrolled, UNC-Asheville. They had all of her books there. I've read a few more by her. She's enthralling IMO. 4y
Kaye Well that gives her another star ⭐️. I love Southern writers. Thank you ! 4y
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MysticRaven03
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It‘s a snow day! ❄️❄️❄️ Since work was cancelled today I‘m taking full advantage. I‘ve already finished one book today and hoping to finish this one today as well 😊 Life is good

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actualdisneyprincess
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I feel the way about this as I did about Nic Stone‘s “Dear Martin,” except this time the issue is mental illness, not racism. Just...read this, y‘all. It‘s honest and unflinching and funny but poignant. (It kind of had me at “Catholics celebrate weird shit,” to be honest.) #wordsonbathroomwalls #juliawalton

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actualdisneyprincess
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I‘m going to start insisting that people refer to me as an angry hummingbird. Because that‘s...really pretty accurate. 😂 (In other news, I think I love this book already.) #wordsonbathroomwalls #juliawalton

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actualdisneyprincess
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Going to try to knock another shortish book off the Neverending Library Pile before tomorrow, so that I can maybe finish a third by the time the workday is over. A girl can dream, right? #wordsonbathroomwalls #juliawalton

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BrandiFolsom
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The end of finals = time to read. So far, so good.

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KuehlerBookStop
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I can‘t tell if this book is going to make me laugh or cry. And I‘m really nervous about that...

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