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Shelf Control #11

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! It’s Wednesday and you know what that means? It’s time for another Shelf Control post. Last month, I included first books in series I want to read. Since I loved that idea so much, I’m going to continue to do themed months.

When I looked up May, it’s known as Mental Health Awareness month. I didn’t know that, but it gives me a great idea. Throughout the month of May, I’ll be featuring books I want to read or book on my shelf with a focus on mental health.

Before I get into the rules, here’s a brief idea of what this meme is. I’m just going to copy or paste what she shares before each post: Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up! For more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out my introductory post, here.


  • Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
  • Add your link in the comments!
  • If you’d be so kind, I’d appreciate a link back from your own post.
  • Check out other posts, and…have fun 🙂

Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers


When “Perfect” Parker Fadley starts drinking at school and failing her classes, all of St. Peter’s High goes on alert. How has the cheerleading captain, girlfriend of the most popular guy in school, consummate teacher’s pet, and future valedictorian fallen so far from grace?

Parker doesn’t want to talk about it. She’d just like to be left alone, to disappear, to be ignored. But her parents have placed her on suicide watch and her counselors are demanding the truth. Worse, there’s a nice guy falling in love with her and he’s making her feel things again when she’d really rather not be feeling anything at all.

Nobody would have guessed she’d turn out like this. But nobody knows the truth.

Something horrible has happened, and it just might be her fault.

I’m going to get rid of the when/how I got the book but instead why I want to read it.

Why I want to read Cracked Up To Be: I’ve never read anything by Courtney Summers, but I’ve heard such great things. From what I’ve heard, she’s known for talking about feminism and mental health. Two topics I enjoy talking about!

I know most books focus on popular “students” who are perfect and wonderful. I can’t wait to see one where it’s the opposite. I had no idea this book featured mental health so I’m excited to see how it discusses mental health.

Have you read Cracked Up To Be?


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