I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Book Review Summary

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Deborah Blau is a teenaged girl with schizophrenia. When she was five, she underwent traumatic surgery, during which she created the Kingdom of Yr in her mind. Though Yr was once a wonderful place for Deborah to seek refuge in, the gods of Yr have become oppressive over the years. Now, they control Deborah. The book chronicles Deborah's stay in a mental institution, where she struggles to overcome her illness with the help of her fantastic therapist, Clara Fried.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Battle with a psychiatrist    -   Yes Brain/Body disability?    -   mental illness

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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