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Crazy is a side of mental mania readers will find refreshing and new. It's almost impossible to not look away from the spiraling tornado of a relationship that is Connor and Izzy. The book has emotional highs and lows much like those of bipolar Izzy. Readers will find both things to love about each character as well as be able to see their faults. The psychological aspects of the story will keep readers awake long through the night. Crazy is incredibly heart-wrenching and realistic, and wonderfully exemplifies the highs and lows of even life without a mental illness, and what it means to love someone who changes from day to day.

Connor meets Izzy at a summer camp, who seems to have two very different sides to her. Unbeknownst to him at first, she is bipolar. Connor witnesses her incredibly exhilarating highs among her deepest lows. As Izzy's behavior becomes more and more erratic, Connor comes to the realization he cannot live without her, illness and all. He knows he cannot save her from her pain, but if he doesn't who will?

Book Blurb for Crazy

He’s falling in love—and she’s falling over the edge of sanity. From the author of Beautiful and Clean, a heartwrenching exploration of a romance marred by mental illness.

Connor knows that Izzy will never fall in love with him the way he’s fallen for her. But somehow he’s been let into her crazy, exhilarating world and become her closest confidante. But the closer they get, the more Connor realizes that Izzy’s highs are too high and her lows are too low. And the frenetic energy that makes her shine is starting to push her into a much darker place.

As Izzy’s behavior gets increasingly erratic and self-destructive, Connor gets increasingly desperate to stop her from plummeting. He knows he can’t save her from her pain...but what if no one else can?

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2012 3.50