With little or no knowledge about the disease, They have to work hand in hand to help him The story is told by Billy jnr the first child in the family.
The issue i had with the book was that i got lost most times and it wasn't really engaging. May 10, Jennifer Wardrip rated it it was amazing Shelves: trt-posted-reviews , trt-gold-star-award-winner. Billy's mother finally decides that her husband needs to seek medical help. Fritz is nice, but his attempts to help are frustrating. The first medicine he prescribes makes Billy's dad break out in disgusting sores. The next medicine causes paranoia and frightening dreams. After failed attempts to use medicine to treat the depression, Billy, his mother, and his sister become determined to treat the problem themselves.
Each researches the therapy they think would be best, and then they work together to cure dad.
Some of their treatment involves diet, exercise, light therapy, aromatherapy, etc. Everyone sacrifices their own life to devote time to dad. When it is obvious that their theories are not working and thoughts of suicide surface, it is decided that a new psychiatrist must be consulted. The new doctor recommends electroconvulsive therapy ECT. Research tells Billy the therapy could be effective, but he also reads horrific tales of brain damage and torture. Will this help, or is his father's recovery a hopeless dream?
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Janet Ruth Young offers an extremely realistic portrayal of depression and its effects on a family. It is definitely a book to recommend to teens living a life like Billy's. They will know that they are not alone. View 1 comment. Feb 19, Les rated it it was ok. This should have been good. But the author, a woman, writes from the first person point of view of a teenage boy, and fails to convince me that she understands boys at all. The family irritates me. The father, who is clinically and severely depressed, needs more care than usual, and the family all pitches in to help out.
Only Dad didn't drive me nuts, but he was almost a non-entity in this book. His character is mere This should have been good. His character is merely a foil for the lives of all the other characters. Okay read, and I suppose it's an interesting peek into what it's like to live with someone who is mentally ill although it's NOTHING like my experience of living with a mentally ill person , but I wouldn't put it at the top of my list of anything. Mar 24, Loretta Marchize rated it really liked it.
I'm just going to say that I don't feel like I can give this one of my usual reviews. It was a different sort of book. Four stars Prose: Written in a different style than most novels, with a non-traditional chapter breaks can you even call them chapters? Characters: I was a little confused about some aspects of the characterization.
I can't say too much, because of spoilers, but I think it had to do with the non-traditional prose. Still enjoyable, and I didn't hate any of it. Plot: Not the type of book I usually read, but the plot was fairly well-done and I did like how the story portrayed a realistic version of depression.
Overall: Occasionally I find that I want to read a book set in today's world, instead of my usual historical fiction or fantasy. Usually, I find them intriguing and good for the occasional read. This one was good, but it left me feeling like something was missing.
Overall though, fairly well done. I also liked the ending. That was good. Content: The book covers a multitude of hard topics. Depression is the main focus.
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There are also mentions of his uncle's different girlfriends. Definitely a teen read.
Note: I read this sometime over vacation- don't remember wich day. Aug 13, Rusty rated it really liked it Shelves: contemporary-fiction , children-ya. When I began this read I wondered why I chose this book. I was confused but no more confused than the characters in the novel. However, as I read more I became caught up in the problems of the family that was trying to cope with the changing behavior of the father.
They, too, were confused. He didn't want to go to work. He wouldn't eat. He couldn't sleep. They sought medical help but the medications didn't help either so they turned to the internet seeking other solutions. When these didn't help When I began this read I wondered why I chose this book. When these didn't help the family found returned to their doctor. Their lives were dedicated to to watching and caring for a father who seemed lost.
Someone had to be with the father always. They had no lives of their own. Would anything help?
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Read the novel for your self to discover the answer. Feb 05, Deanna rated it really liked it. The Opposite of Music Janet Ruth Young Young Adult Billy talks abotu how his father seems less interested in life at first, but then things come down to the point of bad depression including weight loss, lack of communication, loss of sleep,and suicidal thoughts.
This book tells the story of a family dealing with depression. Billy's mom finally decides that her husband needs help. The first medicine he prescribes makes The Opposite of Music Janet Ruth Young Young Adult Billy talks abotu how his father seems less interested in life at first, but then things come down to the point of bad depression including weight loss, lack of communication, loss of sleep,and suicidal thoughts.
The first medicine he prescribes makes Billy's dad break out in gross sores. The next medicine causes paranoia and really bad dreams. After failed tries to use medicine to treat the depression, Billy, his mother, and his sister wanted to fix the problem themselves. Some of their treatment involves diet, exercise, aromatherapy, etc. When it is obvious that their theories are not working and thoughts of suicide come up, it is decided that a new psychiatrist must be contacted.