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May 15, 2015

#Giveaway for Made You Up by @ChessieZappia

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.
 About the Author


Francesca Zappia lives in Indiana, majors in Computer Science at the University of Indianapolis, and still isn't sure exactly how that happened. She spends most of her time writing, reading, drawing, watching anime, and playing way too much Pokémon. Some of her stories have nice neat endings, and others don't have very neat endings at all.

You can find her on Twitter @ChessieZappia, Tumblr (exeuntstormtroopers.tumblr.com), and on her website, www.francescazappia.com.


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Jennifer T said...

"No" is the easy and fast answer because of schizophrenia. But depending on how the MC is shown in the book, I may be envious of her.

Thais Pampado said...

It's hard to say based on the synopsis alone, but I think I wouldn't because dealing with a mental illness certainly is not easy.

Paola B said...

I don't think I would! But I have to read the book to know for sure

Kayla Arnold said...

I don't think so, it seems terribly confusing. Thanks for the giveaway!

hibichi souad said...

It's hard to say yes but it depends on her story itself and I can only tell by reading it first :))
Thank you so much for the giveaway !

hibichi souad said...

It's hard to say yes but it depends on her story itself and I can only tell by reading it first :))
Thank you so much for the giveaway !

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