Cameron has schizophreniform disorder, a treatable form of schizophrenia that typically affects younger people. He knows about his disorder and has a doctor-recommended treatment plan. But Cameron actually likes some of the voices he hears in his mind, especially The Girl. She is the perfect girlfriend he has always hoped for, but in order to
spend time with her, he must stop taking his medication.
The sacrifice is worth it to Cameron, even when he starts to hear new voices, like The Other Guy, who make him feel tense, stressed, and dangerous. Cameron and the Girls follows Cameron as he makes some difficult decisions while trying to balance his real life and friends with the ones that only exist in his mind.
Why It's Worth Reading:
I have never read a book like this before! The experience of reading about Cameron’s serious psychological disorder from his perspective is fascinating. Like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, it offers inside information on a life that is difficult for many readers to imagine. As should be expected, there are moments when the narrative is confusing and unsettling, which lends authenticity to the story. If you are a Psychology buff, this is the perfect novel for you!
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: April 16, 2013