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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf

The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf
"It's kind of crazy how you can pay so much attention to yourself and still not see a thing.

Izzy is a hypochondriac with enormous boobs that won't stop growing, a mother with a rare disease who's hiding something, a best friend who appears to have undergone a personality transplant, and a date with an out-of-her-league athlete who just spilled Gatorade all over her. Yes, Izzy Skymen has a hectic life. But what Izzy doesn't realize is that these are only minor symptoms of life's insanity. When she discovers that the people she trusts most are withholding from her the biggest secrets, things are about to get epic -- or is it epidemic?"- summary from Amazon

I will never get tired of sarcasm in books, and I love seeing it pop up as a character's style of humor. This book was so funny, but so real too. Raf does a wonderful job of capturing the insecurities of being a teenager, and making Izzy a likable character. I loved reading about her crazy life, and about her friends and potential boyfriends. There's a great cast of characters here and Raf infuses them all with some great depth and subplots.

Overall, a good debut and I can't wait to read more from Raf.

FTC: Received e-galley from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

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