|Plot Summary of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden|
|"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."
Judy Berman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden|
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Battle with a psychiatrist
- mental illness
- a teen
- mentally ill
- Smarter than most other characters
- natural phenomena
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- 4 ()
- mostly 1st
- a lot of stream of consciousness
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