Highly Illogical Behavior: On My Top Ten List

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Title: Highly Illogical Behavior
Author: John Corey Whaley
Release Date: 5/10/16
Reviewed by: Katie

Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley tells of Lisa’s attempt to get into the second best psychology program in the country (not the first-let’s be realistic). She decides the best way to do this is to cure someone of agoraphobia. That someone is Solomon. Solomon hasn’t left the house in three years, he does all his schoolwork online and indoors and watches a lot of star trek. Lisa will be the first person he’s seen outside his family since he left the outside world three years ago. Soon she, and eventually her boyfriend Clark, becomes part of Sol’s regular life and together they expand each others ideas of the world around them. But some skeletons have a home in the closet and making their way out could shatter this newfound friendship.

Highly Illogical Behavior is a great read for those who enjoyed Jennifer Niven’s All the Bright Places, but I would go ahead extend that recommendation to anyone; you should all read this book. Whaley has done a fantastic job and as soon as I started, I couldn’t put the book down. The characters are adorable and funny and so, so sweet. I fell absolutely in love with them throughout the book. The dialogue was witty and great, and, overall, was one of my favorite things. The entire premise of the book is wonderful and real with the important emphasis this book puts on mental illness. It educates the reader on this disease without being too textbook or too indifferent. This book has definitely made my top ten list and I strongly suggest reading it sometime.

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