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Love & Monsters

Love & Monsters

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Anna Akana By annaakana Updated Aug 30, 2016

Love & Monsters is a story I worked on when I took my first novel writing class at UCLA. Since I lost my sister to suicide, I've been fascinated with exploring mental illness and providing any insight I can to eradicate the stigma. Love & Monsters follows Heather Bateman, a girl who has suffered from schizophrenia all her life but has only recently been diagnosed. She tries to socially recover from a very public mental breakdown with the help of her best friend Wren and a strange new boy who calls himself Nex.

GiGiReeds GiGiReeds Jun 17
You know, when I saw the word Bateman, I thought of Batman, and as I was about to laugh internally about it, I saw the word 'Don't' (in the next line btw) and it makes me think she's telling me not to be basically ridiculous.
These pills are the fake healing. She needs something alive to keep her alive.
cutiejimochi cutiejimochi 6 days ago
do you know annyeonghaseyo?
                               #sorrynotsorry xD BUT YAY FOR DIVERSITY!!!)
well we should all know now that Wren's fate is gonna be pretty disastrous
Got here from your YouTube channel 
                              U are so amazing pretty, funny and smart! 
                              And you also watch Rick and Morty 😂😂
Hazzell2004 Hazzell2004 Jan 21
I really love your idioms you put into your characters to compare 👍🏼