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.

harmonyrules harmonyrules 3 days ago
well we should all know now that Wren's fate is gonna be pretty disastrous
fmbuendia fmbuendia Sep 05, 2016
I think Nex isn't real and because she took the pills she couldn't see him
mslini13 mslini13 Sep 14, 2016
It's a bit scary that I relate well to most of Heather's thoughts, but also comforting in a strange way..
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MelodicHopes MelodicHopes Aug 20, 2016
Hey, I just want to tell you I'm a huge fan of you and your work. The topics you talk about are real and you give real advice and manage to make it funny. You are a true role model. I would love to see another update. Also, Happy Birthday!!! (Sorry it's a little late.)
CherrypoolRavenclaw CherrypoolRavenclaw Dec 13, 2016
This is one of the most beautiful passages I have read. So raw and real.