Made You Up

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Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. For fans of Silver Linings Playbook and Liar, this thought-provoking debut tells the story of Alex, a high school senior—and the ultimate unreliable narrator—unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion.

Alex fights a daily battle to figure out what is real and what is not. 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 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. Can she trust herself? Can we trust her?

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Francesca Zappia lives in central Indiana. When she is not writing, she’s drawing her characters, reading, or playing video games. She is also the author of Made You Up and Eliza Mirk’s favorite, The Children of Hypnos, a biweekly serial novel posted on Tumblr and Wattpad.

www.francescazappia.com

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Publisher
Harper Collins
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Published on
May 19, 2015
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Pages
448
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ISBN
9780062290120
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Depression
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / General
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
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Michelle Falkoff
“A page-turner that combines genuine intrigue with heartbreak and desire.” —Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s

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法蘭西絲卡‧莎碧亞 Francesca Zappia
一個無法分辨真實與幻覺的女孩,
愛上一個有感情表述障礙的男孩
——但她怎麼知道,一切是不是都是她幻想出來的?


  Teen Vogue—最受注目新書!
  邦諾書店、赫芬頓郵報—最令人期待的高校小說!
  USA TODAY—最受歡迎高校驚悚!
  Seventeen Magazine—最愛新書!
  Epic Read—最讓人想讀的高校小說!

  狂野爆笑更勝電影《破處女王》:
  如果大家都說你不正常,最愛你的人一定根本不在乎。

  她每天帶相機出門,拍下所有可疑影像,方便回家後做二度確認。
  無論是回家或是到學校,只要進入另一個環境,她就要做周遭環境檢查。
  她不吃沒吃過的東西,即便是媽媽做的飯或學校午餐,她都要檢查有無
  (一)下毒,
  (二)放追蹤器。
  她無法分辨現實與幻覺。她的世界裡二次世界大戰沒有結束、共產黨和納粹是致命威脅。
  而這一切都要從一個藍眼睛的男孩,和量販店裡一水槽的龍蝦開始解釋起。

  亞歷山大七歲時,在一家超市的龍蝦水槽前遇到了藍眼睛男孩邁爾斯,在他的幫助下,解救了砧板上即將成為亡魂的龍蝦。事後男孩答應和她做朋友,但亞歷山大卻再也沒有見過他。

  根據亞歷山大媽媽的記憶,「龍蝦事件」從未發生過,因為女兒堅持,只好向心理醫生求助,這才發現亞歷山大患有妄想型精神分裂症。

  接下來的十年,她好不容易說服自己,龍蝦事件真的不曾發生,藍眼男孩更是只存在於她的幻想中。沒想到亞歷山大竟在新轉入的高中遇見邁爾斯!

  可是她很快就發現,邁爾斯和自己記憶中的藍眼男孩天差地遠:他聰明但待人處事尖銳、不留情面。

  在知道邁爾斯也有自己特殊的「感情狀況」後,兩人彼此告白、相戀,就在這時亞歷山大的幻覺加劇——教室天花板會竄出蟒蛇,校長對體育館的記分板滔滔不絕,妹妹查理則神出鬼沒——到底自己的家、甚至爸媽,到頭來難道只是一場幻覺?

  本書堪稱青少年版《派特的幸福劇本》——患有妄想型精神分裂症的少女,與情感表達障礙的天才少年,七歲時在超市如假似真的逗趣相遇,十年後重逢一起經歷瘋狂、歡樂又略帶感傷高三生活,最後不落俗套的結局,讓HarperCollins 旗下童書品牌以六位數美金搶下法蘭西絲卡‧莎碧亞這位學生作家的處女作。海外版權已售出德國、捷克、斯洛伐克、土耳其、巴西及法國。

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