Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
Published May 19th 2015 by Greenwillow Books
Goodreads Summary: Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8-Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until classes begin, and she runs into Miles. Didn’t she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal.
Review: I was immediately drawn to this book by the cover. It is GORGEOUS! Even the back cover is awesome! The story sounded so interesting but I was a little nervous because I had very recently read two other books involving schizophrenia – one I liked, one not so much. I loved this book! I devoured this book! I loved the main character, Alex, and her new friends at her new school. Especially Miles. There was a good mix of comedy, drama, heartache, and cuteness. Add in a few plot twists and you’ve got a total package. The only issue I had while reading were a couple of plot points didn’t seem to really line up. I felt like I missed something but when I went back to look, couldn’t find it. It only happened once or twice and it really didn’t take away from anything so it was not a big deal. Overall I just really loved this book and will definitely be rereading it and recommending it.