I finished “The Form of Things Unknown” the other day and I am still not sure what to say about this book. I don't do many books about mental illness and well this one I really liked. The setting, story, characters, etc. were all well done and just set the story to be wonderful. This book covers so many things from mental illness to LGBT, to grief, depression, drugs and more. It is a well-rounded book with a slight ghost twist. You never really know if what is going on is because of meds that Nat is taking or if it is real. It was a nice twist. The one thing I didn't like was the ending felt very sudden.
Natalie Roman isn’t much for the spotlight. But performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a stately old theatre in Savannah, Georgia, beats sitting alone replaying mistakes made in Athens. Fairy queens and magic on stage, maybe a few scary stories backstage. And no one in the cast knows her backstory.
Except for Lucas—he was in the psych ward, too. He won’t even meet her eye. But Nat doesn’t need him. She’s making friends with girls, girls who like horror movies and Ouija boards, who can hide their liquor in Coke bottles and laugh at the theater’s ghosts. Natalie can keep up. She can adapt. And if she skips her meds once or twice so they don’t interfere with her partying, it won’t be a problem. She just needs to keep her wits about her.
Honest, nuanced, and bittersweet, The Form of Things Unknown explores the shadows that haunt even the truest hearts . . . and the sparks that set them free.