PDF ☆ BOOK When Elephants Fly

BOOK When Elephants Fly

PDF ☆ BOOK When Elephants Fly ¸ There are some battles worth fighting even if it means losing yourselfT Lily Decker is a high school senior with a twelve year plan avoid stress drugs alcohol and boyfriends and take regular psych uizzes administered by her best friend Sawyer to make sure she's not developing schizophreniaGenetics are not on Lily's siLily witnessing a mother elephant try to kill her three week old calf Swifty Lily can't abandon the story or the calf With Swifty in danger of dying from grief Lily must choose whether to risk everything including her sanity and a first love on a desperate road trip to save the calf's life perhaps finding her own version of freedom along the w Two seemingly disparate storylines drew me to WHEN ELEPHANTS FLY baby elephants because who doesn't love baby elephants? and the promise of a narrative that sheds some light on one of the most widely misunderstood and stigmatized of illnesses schizophrenia I wasn't prepared for how well these two subjects are interwoven in this story I also wasn't prepared to have this book reach out and grab firm hold of my heart about halfway through Swifty the baby elephant is one of the most heartbreakingly adorable and vividly drawn characters I've encountered in YA lit and her plight as we travel with her and eighteen year old Lily from zoo to Florida circus is riveting As is Lily's plight caged as she is inside genetics that might strongly predispose her towards developing schizophrenia like her late mother Do not miss this book It's an important book and on a lighter note there's a smoking hot romance this author does romantic chemistry very very well I also appreciated the well drawn side characters particularly the circus workers some sympathetic some nefarious all of them interesting Much applause for this book that will inspire compassion for those who suffer from inherited mental illnesses as well as open readers' eyes to the plight of elephants worldwide Beautifully done #TeamSwifty #GoTigerGo

Nancy Richardson Fischer ´ When Elephants Fly EBOOK

There are some battles worth fighting even if it means losing yourselfT Lily Decker is a high school senior with a twelve year plan avoid stress drugs alcohol and boyfriends and take regular psych uizzes administered by her best friend Sawyer to make sure she's not developing schizophreniaGenetics are not on Lily's side When she was seven her m My heart hurts I have no words for what I've read except possibly breathtaking Powerful Life changing TW for suicide abuse schizophrenia and animal abuseI'm not really sure what to say That I infinitely prefer this book to Turtles All The Way Down? That reading from the perspective of Lily was justeye opening? Inspiring? Heartbreaking? I don't really think that words can adeuately express what's running through my brain right now but I'll tryI've never read a book that tackles schizophrenia before Our main character Lily doesn't have it but her chances of getting it are pretty dang high Her mom had it and tried to kill Lily when she was seven All Lily has to do is avoid stress for twelve years of her life and then she's free from the genetic curse However she's soon faced with decisions Decisions that involve the welfare of a baby elephant herself her best friend and so much I'm not going to go into a ton of detail because it kinda spoils the book The author consulted experts and did a ton of research on mental illness but one thing she continually repeats throughout the book is that no mental illness is the same Lily's story is actually inspired by two real life events It's not just schizophrenia that's tackled in this book There's so much to this that I honestly can't go over it all spoilers I do think everyone ought to read this book for one simple reason It offers perspective Perspective into a life I personally can't imagine living Perspective into the power of bravery belief hope and doing what's right Fans of Turtles All The Way Down should definitely pick this one up I think the ending is actually kinda similarMy main complaints with this book are the romance and the plot I wasn't really a big fan of the romance but I that might just be me and my own personal preferences speaking Aside from the lovey dovey stuff I also found the plot to be a bit slow and not enough to cover the full 400 pagesThere is great diversity great character devlopment hope and honesty I loved this book and hope you do too45 Stars and thank you Edelweiss and Harleuin Teen for providing me with an e arc in exchange for an honest review

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When Elephants FlyOther who had paranoid schizophrenia tried to kill her And a secret has revealed that Lily's odds are even worse than she thought Still there's a chance to avoid triggering the mental health condition if Lily can live a careful life from ages eighteen to thirty when schizophrenia most commonly manifestsBut when a newspaper internship results in Such a GOOD bookI laughed and I cried Unusual story and so well written Loved loved loved this book Definitely recommend it I started this book and could not put it down