I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Author:Hanah Green I Never Promised You a Rose Garden is the story of a sixteen-year old girl who retreats from reality into the bondage of an imaginary kingdom. It is a beautifully written novel that tells of her momentous struggle, aided by a brilliant psychyiatrist to regain the real world. It is an eloquent novel about mental illness, one that makes a poigant... more » plea for compassion and understanding.« less
This book is a wonderful look into the mind of a young girl who hears voices. But more than that, there is an entire world within her head, with it's own language, landscape, gods, and most importantly, rules.
We watch Deborah as she meets the other women in the ward, talks with her psycologist, and tries desperately to become cured.
I love this book. I mean love it with my heart and soul love it. I discovered it in my HS library and since then I have tried to read it at least twice a year. The vivid characters, engaging story, and fantastic writing style bring me back every time. I think everyone should read this book.