Zelah Green: Who Says I’m a Freak?
A wonderful book for teens about one girl and her uncontrollable obsession. Ideal for girls nearly ready for Jodi Picoult.
My Name is Zelah Green and I’m a cleanaholic. I spend most of my life running away from germs. And dirt. And people. And I’m just about doing OK and then my stepmother packs me off to some kind of hospital to live with a load of strangers. It’s stuck in the middle of nowhere. Great. There’s Alice who’s anorexic. Caro who cuts herself. Silent Sol who has the cutest smile. And then there’s me.
Full of quirky humour and real heart, Zelah Green: Who Says I’m a Freak? touches on mental health problems with a genuine warmth and empathy. The first in a genuinely brilliant book for teenage girls not quite ready to move on to Jodi Picoult.