Parents' Guide to

A World Without You

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Reality and delusion mix in sensitive mental illness drama.

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Writing realistically and compassionately about mental health issues requires sensitivity and talent, and this intricate, affecting, and surprising novel proves more than up to the task. Author Beth Revis writes convincingly from two perspectives, from that of Bo, embroiled in crisis, and that of his sister, Phoebe, who both loves and resents him for the turmoil that has overtaken their family. A World Without You offers few easy answers, but through its deft character work and careful plotting, the novel gives readers reason for hope.

Unfortunately, the jacket copy gives away many of the book's secrets. It is better to approach A World Without You without any preconceived notions as to what the story is really about.

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