by Cindy R. Wilson
Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: December 4th, 2018
I haven’t left my house in over a year. My doctor says it’s social anxiety, but I know the only things that are safe are made of paper. My room is paper. My world is paper. Everything outside is fire. All it would take is one spark for me to burst into flames. So I stay inside. Where nothing can touch me.
Then my mom hires a tutor. Jackson. This boy I had a crush on before the world became too terrifying to live in. Jackson’s life is the complete opposite of mine, and I can tell he’s got secrets of his own. But he makes me feel things. Makes me want to try again. Makes me want to be brave. I can almost taste the outside world. But so many things could go wrong, and all it takes is one spark for everything I love to disappear…
Imagine if you cannot leave your house because of your anxiety. Or imagine if you work as a tutor and you are tutoring with an anxiety person. Paper Girl is a YA contemporary book with a bit of mental issues. Zoe cannot leave her home for a while because of social anxiety. Meaning that she has a fear of talking to other people. However, when her mother hires a tutor, she is thinking about going out and talk to anyone.
I find this book fascinating. Social anxiety is one of the common mental disorders of the world. The characters are well develop. The relationship between Zoe and Jackson is okay. One that I do not like about this book is Jackson’s homelessness. I feel sad for him. Overall, Paper Girl is an excellent story. It sometimes reminds me of Everything, Everything, but mental disorder and a bit of family dilemma. People with social anxiety will like this book and hope that they can overcome their fear.
Note: Panic attacks and other problems are involve in this book.
About the Author
Cindy lives at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and loves using Colorado towns and cities as inspiration for settings in her stories. She’s the mother of three girls, who provide plenty of fodder for her YA novels. Cindy writes speculative fiction and YA fiction, filled with a healthy dose of romance. You’ll often find her hiking or listening to any number of playlists while she comes up with her next story idea.
One person will win a $20 Amazon gift card and Paper Girl themed journal. US only.
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