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Program Type: Books/Writing
Age: Teens

Teens (ages 13-18) join a discussion of Made You Up, by Francesca Zappia, during this month's Teen Book Club on our Discord server, HCPL Teen Room. 

Check out a copy of Made You Up from our Greenfield or Sugar Creek location to read before the virtual meeting. Or download a digital copy from Hoopla.

Started it, but haven't finished yet? Join us anyway and we'll not divulge spoilers! 

Not on our Discord server yet? See how to join on our Teen Blog.

Book description from Goodreads:

Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion. This is a compelling and provoking literary debut that will appeal to fans of Wes Anderson, Silver Linings Playbook and Liar.

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.

Funny, provoking, and ultimately moving, this debut novel featuring the quintessential unreliable narrator will have readers turning the pages and trying to figure out what is real and what is made up.