I don't think I can explain why I liked Rose Garden so much. The trip inside Deborah Blau's mind, into the world of Yr, is jarring, beautiful and frightening. It is harsh to watch her try to live in both of the equally real worlds of Yr and Reality.
I read this when I was in High School and was awed at the imagery conjured by Greenberg as she described what it was like to live with a mental disorder.
I had no idea until years later when I read it for the second time that this was autobiographical.