I really appreciated this book. I will say that Emery's depiction of bipolar disorder doesn't match up with my own experience -- she takes some literary license in exaggerating the differences in Vivi's mental states and focuses on the more extreme symptoms in a way that feels a little "caricaturish." But if it is a caricature, it still feels like a well-intentioned one that I didn't find offensive. I also thought Emery took more risks with her use of language than she did in previous books, which I think mostly paid off.

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