Book Review: A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel @AlyssaSheinmel @SourcebooksFire @netgalley #ADangertoHerselfandOthers #netgalley #bookblog #bookreview #bookblogger #bookreviewer #booksonthebookshelf


PUBLISHER: Sourcebooks Fire

PUBLICATION DATE: February 5th, 2019


Thank you to the publisher for the eARC of this book via NetGalley.



Four walls. One window. No way to escape.

Hannah knows there’s been a mistake, She doesn’t need to be institutionalized. What happened to her roommate at that summer program was an accident. As soon as the doctor and judge figure out that she isn’t a danger to herself or others, she can go home to start her senior year. Those college applications aren’t going to write themselves. Until then, she’s determined to win over the staff and earn some privileges so she doesn’t lose her mind to boredom.

Then Lucy arrives. Lucy has her own baggage, and she’s the perfect project to keep Hannah’s focus off all she is missing at home. But Lucy may be the one person who can get Hannah to confront the secrets she’s avoiding-and the dangerous games that landed her in confinement in the first place.



This books synopsis had me hooked and wanting to read this novel. A young teenager Hannah finds herself institutionalized as she is considered a danger to herself and others. Hannah is sure that as soon as her doctors and judge find out she isn’t actually a danger to herself and others that they will let her go and live her life, returning to graduate high school. However, Hannah isn’t released as soon as she has initially expected, and finds herself bored with the day in and day out same routine she finds herself in. She is enclosed in the same room most days and is determined to get extra privileges for good behaviour.

Hannah is adamant that she is not responsible for hurting her good friend Agnes at summer school. She insists that what happened was an accident and she loves her friend Agnes, she would never hurt her. Or would she?

We get a glimpse into the daily life and thoughts of young Hannah as she is completely bored within the same 4 walls of this institution. It was interesting to see things as Hannah sees them and get a glimpse into her thoughts and views on things. Hannah is a troubled young girl who is going through some mental health issues and I found it quite an interesting read.


MY RATING: 4/5 stars

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