Words on the Bathroom Walls

Title

Words on the Bathroom Walls

Authors

Julia Walton

Publisher

Random House Books

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780399550898

Pages

304 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Adam has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He sees and hears people who aren't there: Rebecca, a beautiful girl who understands him; the Mob Boss, who harasses him; and Jason, the naked guy whos unfailingly polite. It should be easy to separate the real from the not real, but Adam can't. Still, theres hope. As Adam starts fresh at a new school, he begins a drug trial that helps him ignore his visions. Suddenly everything seems possible, even love. When he meets Maya, a fiercely intelligent girl, he desperately wants to be the great guy that she thinks he is. But then the miracle drug begins to fail, and Adam will do anything to keep Maya from discovering his secret.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

780L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Step parent; Mental illness; step father; schizophrenia

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and step father

Awards

ILA Children's and Young Adult's Book Award, 2018, Winner, Young Adult Fiction
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2018 Ages (12 to 14)
Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2018
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2018 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

high school; friendship; relationships; baking; drugs; study; research; therapy; cookies; baby; sister

Diversity Impact

direct

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