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I Don't Want to be Crazy

By Samantha Schutz   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338337495 Paperback
288 Pages | 5.45" x 8.26" | Ages 12 & Up

Push | ISBN 9780545231725 Ebook
288 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

This is a true story of growing up, breaking down, and coming to grips with a psychological disorder.


When Samantha Schutz first left home for college, she was excied by the possibilities — freedom from parents, freedom from a boyfriend who was reckless with her affections, freedom from the person she was supposed to be. At first, she revelled in the independence . . . but as pressures increased, she began to suffer anxiety attacks that would leave her mentally shaken and physically incapacitated. Thus began a hard road of discovery and coping, powerfully rendered in this poetry memoir.

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Praise for I Don't Want to be Crazy:
An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

"Versifying a novel takes craft and dedication. Versifying a memoir takes courage. I Don't Want to be Crazy invites readers inside the head of a young woman questioning her sanity. Author Samantha Schutz must be commended for allowing readers such a personal glimpse of this frightening piece of her life experience." — Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank