Counting Backwards

Counting Backwards Review

Three weeks ago I tried to run away from home. Now all I want is to go back.

When troubled Taylor Truwell is caught with a stolen car and lands in court for resisting arrest, her father convinces the judge of an alternative to punishment: treatment in a juvenile psychiatric correctional facility. Sunny Meadows is anything but the easy way out, and Taylor has to fight hard just to hold on to her sanity as she battles her parents, her therapist, and vicious fellow patients. But even as Taylor struggles to hold on to her stubborn former self, she finds herself relenting as she lets in two unlikely friends--Margo, a former child star and arsonist, and AJ, a mysterious boy who doesn’t speak. In this striking debut, Laura Lascarso weaves together a powerful story of anger and self-destruction, hope and love.

Title:Counting Backwards
Edition Language:English

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    Counting Backwards Reviews

  • Nafiza

    It is important, especially after the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, to take a careful look at the way mental illness is portrayed in popular media and literature. There is a stigma attached...

  • Mitch

    The somber cover, the serious summary, even the title that conjures up hints of some ambiguous psychiatric disorder, all the signs point to Counting Backyards being a serious look at one girl’s stin...

  • Gia

    This was an amazing book. A realistic fiction. It showed a MC with tragic life. How miserably she suffered. The book portrayed effect of one's parents have on him/her.The story tells us about Taylor's...

  • MeMe Belikova First lady Ivashkov

    I am POWERFUL, I am STRONG, I am in CONTROL.Counting backwards tells the story of a misunderstood sixteen year old named Taylor Truewell, who is mistaken as a 'Troubled Teen.' Her mother is a drunk an...

  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps

    Grade: C-One Word Description: Unremarkable.After stealing a car, Taylor is sent to a juvenile therapeutic facility. She's angry, wearing her bad attitude on her forehead, intent on running the first ...

  • Sophie

    When Taylor gets caught stealing a car to escape from her alcoholic mother and the panic attacks she gets, she is sent to a center in order to recover and also to complete her probation time. Taylor i...

  • Book Sushi

    It took me a while to pick this one up from my TBR pile. Why i waited so long to read this, I dont know. I really enjoyed this book. It was similar to "Girl Interrupted" The characters all had growth ...

  • Alexis Fountain

    I enjoyed this book I really did, but I'm not sure about it either. ...

  • Kimmy

    This was one that I borrowed from the library before Christmas, but kept putting off reading because there were other books I wanted to read first. Well, I finally got around to reading this, and it t...

  • Kat

    I graciously received a copy from Simon & Schuster, so big shout-out to them! Thank you!Before I began to read this, I was a tad wary. I'm not sure why; it just was how I felt after reading the summar...