Carleigh is a 14 year-old girl trying to carve her own place in this world. Her younger brother's mental illness is slowly invading every aspect of her life.
Her family is troubled. Friendships are unbearable. And just when calm begins to seem possible, one night will change Carleigh, and her family, forever.
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Pennsylvania native, dreamer, explorer. I write because I like talking to the voices in my head.
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I, Girl X based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Book Review: I, Girl X Author: Annalise Grey FIVE STARS This is a novel in verse, meant to be read as more of a long poem instead of as a book I believe. It is a real eye opener into the life of a girl whose brother suffers from mental illness. Her mother denies it, her father is trying to run from it and it leaves her all alone to try to cope with her own changing life. Finding herself and outcast at the end of middle school due to her brother's actions that a friend posted on social media, all she hopes is that high school will be a time for her to shine and leave middle school behind. Annalise Grey has really opened my eyes to the ones that are normal and what they have to do to make everyone think that she has a normal life. Then it deals with the fall out when things crumble around her. A very good read. This is a quick story. I hope you read it. It sure did pull at my heart strings and make me wish that I could just sit down and hug her. Kelli Harper
I, Girl X: a novel in verse by Annalise Grey 5 Stars This book broke my heart while reading it, yet was so full of hope. Carleigh was such an amazing young lady and I just wanted to hug her so many times while reading this story, and while I wanted to hug her, I wanted to slap others. It makes me sad to know that this story is a reality in so many lives, and Carleigh's strength and support of Carson never wavered, even as her 14 year old life was being affected in almost every aspect, and as everything seemed to be moving along for her, it only took one night for it to all fall apart. This and what she went through after was hard to read, I think because it felt so real. I have to say without giving anything away that I loved the last quarter of this book, it was filled with so much hope. I love how the author handled this whole subject, I don’t know a lot about it, but I feel like she handled it beautifully and with a lot of care. This is my first book by this author as well as my first book with this type of writing style and I sincerely loved it. I really can’t wait to see what else there is available by Annalise Grey. Awesome Story!!!
I, Girl, X: a novel in verse by Annalise Grey is a powerful story about mental illness. This story hit home for me a little bit because of my experience with this subject. This is my first story by this author and I know that I will be going back for more. Her writing style has so much passion and compassion that you will just be pulled right into this crazy world. I enjoyed her attention to details especially when it comes to meltdowns and things. She was spot on with what happens. Her characters are connectable and true to life. They will make you feel as if you are the one telling the story. This is the story of Carleigh and how her life has been effected by her brother's illness. She talks about her struggles and frustrations with her brother. I felt so much compassion for her and I even cried in parts for her because she really does struggle with this. Some of the secondary characters will make you angry because of the way things are handled or the turning a blind eye. Perception can be a bad thing sometimes when you are the one looking in from the outside which is a struggle for Carleigh. I highly recommend this story told by Carleigh and the emotions she will make you feel as she tells you about her life.
I, Girl X: A story in verse is such a powerful story about mental health and a young girl that is having her life turned upside down by mental diseases. Girl X centers around Carleigh and her family, because this book is written in verse throughout the entire book, it was easy to read and something that I think many YA readers will be able to relate to. I feel in love with this book after I read the blurb and saw that it focused on mental health, and not just on the individual suffering from the disease but those closest to them who have to manage it as well. Honestly there needs to be more books available like this one that show how real mental illness is and how it affects the family and friends more than is really known. This book is a definite read if you are looking for something new to dive into, are interested in YA novels, or want to know more about mental illness. I was blown away by this book and cannot wait to see what else Grey comes up with in the future.