A Danger To Herself And Others:A Review

Only when she’s locked away does the truth begin to escape… 

Four walls. One window. No way to escape. Hannah knows there’s been a mistake. She didn’t need to be institutionalized. What happened to her roommate at her summer program was an accident. As soon as the doctors and judge figure out that she isn’t a danger to herself or others, she can go home to start her senior year. In the meantime, she is going to use her persuasive skills to get the staff on her side.
Then Lucy arrives. Lucy has her own baggage. And she may be the only person who can get Hannah to confront the dangerous games and secrets that landed her in confinement in the first place.


I found the book quite sad. The story features mental illnesses, of course, and discusses heavy topics(trigger warning: suicide and eating disorders). It can be considered quite dark. At first, I found Hannah to be an unreliable narrator and didn’t like her, but my opinion changed as the story progressed and the truth unfolded. I also found the institution Hannah is locked up in to be very typical of those portrayed in television shows and movies. Overall, I enjoyed reading the book and found it to be very engrossing.


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