Thursday, August 09, 2007

Halfway House by Katharine Noel

This is one of those books I picked up at the bookstore based on cover appeal and blurbs on the back of the book. I thought it might be a book that high school students might like, and I wasn't wrong. The main character of his novel is Angie Voorster, a high school all-star swimmer, who seems to have everything going for her at the beginning of the book. But when she dives to the bottom of the pool during a swim meet and stays there, it is a signal of deep (no pun intended) disturbances within her psyche. This is a study of mental illness and its devastating effects on family members.

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