Four walls. One window. No way to escape. Hannah knows there's been a mistake. She doesn't need to be institutionalized. What happened to her roommate at that summer program was an accident. As soon as the doctors and judge figure out that she isn't a danger to herself or others, she can go home to start her senior year. Those college applications aren't going to write themselves. Until then, she's determined to win over the staff and earn some privileges so she doesn't lose her mind to boredom.
Then Lucy arrives. Lucy has her own baggage, and she's the perfect project to keep Hannah's focus off all she is missing at home. But Lucy may be the one person who can get Hannah to confront the secrets she's avoiding — and the dangerous games that landed her in confinement in the first place. Packed with intrigue and suspense, A Danger to Herself and Others is a powerful look at mental illness and recovery.
"It becomes clear early on that something is off about Hannah’s account of the summer school program where she met Agnes, who later became her best friend, and about the night Agnes fell. It’s just a question of exactly which parts of her story we can trust and which we can’t.... [This book is] a respectful, authentic rendering of mental illness and treatment." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||14 and up|
|Publication Date||Feb 5, 2019|