Detached is a brave book.
A convincing and affecting narrative about depression, stressing the fact that it is not the sufferer’s fault.
With professional help, Anna realizes that she has everything to live for. With Kilbourne’s help, readers will have a better understanding of teen depression.
Kilbourne’s writing is strong; the novel is engaging, easy to read, and flawlessly alternates between the voices of three narrators … [she] delivers a gritty story that highlights the importance of friendship and family bonds.
Quill and Quire
Use this short but detailed book in a classroom or book club setting to start a candid discussion on depression as a mental illness.
Thoughtfully addresses the topic of suicide through the story of Anna, a young artist who seems to have it all.
Told in alternating first-person perspectives that include Anna; her mother; and Anna’s best friend, Aliya, this novel sheds light on mental illness.
Addictive and powerful.