What are the best books featuring schizophrenic characters?

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    #1Everything Here Is Beautiful

    Everything Here Is Beautiful

    Everything Here Is Beautiful is an adult fiction novel written by Mira T. Le which follows the life of sisters Lucia and Miranda after their mother passed away, which prompted Lucia to have schizophrenic episodes. 

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    Lori Howard
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Wonderful language and topic building in this emotional work. Well reviewed. "
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    #2I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

    I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

    I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Hannah Green and Joanne Greenberg is published in 1989. This narrates the story of Deborah who struggles with mental illness as she tries to recover and get back to the real world.

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    Olivia Hernandez
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is a heart touching story, it's crude, a bit harsh and has much reality in it. It's full of feels and hard moments. The main character is unique and it was easy to feel simpathy for her and I could feel a conection i don't usually develop while reading. It's a great book but it's sad and a bit too painful to read, I still highly recommend it. "
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    #3Veronika Decides to Die

    Veronika Decides to Die
    Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho is a fictional novel originally published in 1998. It tells the story of a young and beautiful woman named Veronika who seems to be living a perfect life until she decides to commit suicide.

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    Christina Fields
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I recommend this book to everyone it was truly inspirational and helped shed light on not only the taboo of mental illness and how the lack of personal satisfaction and passion in many peoples lives can run a toll on our will to live but most importantly that we all have complete authority over our own happiness or lack there of. Veronika Decides to Die should be given to every teenager to read in high school when they believe life sucks"
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    #4Made You Up

    Made You Up

    Made You Up is a young adult novel written by Francesca Zappia which centers on Alex diagnosed with schizophrenia as she tries to fight and distinguish the difference between the reality and delusion. 

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    Mildred Williamson
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Francesca Zappia proves her ability to capture the frustrating beauty of loving someone with a mental illness. Alex will drive you crazy with her madness at times, and then remind you of your humanity once again with her humor and wit. "
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    #5One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    This is one of the most imports novels of the 60's and from American history. The unforgettable story of a mental ward and the people living there and the tyrannical Nurse Ratched and McMurphy.
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    Danielle Guerrero
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This book is one that changes you! It's a classic for a reason - one that I read in high school, but after a recent reread it's just as powerful as ever."
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    #6It's Kind of a Funny Story

    It's Kind of a Funny Story

    It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini is published in 2007. In 2010, it was adapted into a film with the same title. It tells the story of a suicidal teenage guy who gets into a mental hospital wherein he learns stories of other people.

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    Dylan Marshall
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I hadn't heard of this book but it actually has caught my interest. The outline given on Amazon doesn't specifically say there is a schizophrenic character, but the book's cover art suggests that the novel deals with issues of a similar nature. "
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    #7When Rabbit Howls

    When Rabbit Howls

    When Rabbit Howls is a nonfiction novel written by Truddi Chase which is based on her true story telling her suffering from blackouts and how she was got 92 individual personalities. 

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    Jesse Butler
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "i have never read this book and after doing some more research on the link this looks incredible. what an interesting book to describe what its like to be schizophrenic. I myself after looking at the reviews am interesting in acquiring a copy of this to read. "
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    #8I Know This Much Is True

    I Know This Much Is True

    I Know This Much Is True is a contemporary fiction novel written by Wally Lamb which tells the story of identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey dealing with fraternal problems such as schizophrenia. 

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    Austin Guerrero
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This is an amazing book! Also everything written in this book about schizophrenia is factual. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking to gain some understanding on how it is to deal with schizophrenia."

Summary

Best What are the best books featuring schizophrenic characters
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Everything Here Is BeautifulBooks 50 Paid
2I Never Promised You a Rose GardenBooks 46 Paid
3Veronika Decides to DieBooks 43 Paid
4Made You UpBooks 41 Paid
5One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestBooks 39 Paid
6It's Kind of a Funny StoryBooks 37 Paid
7When Rabbit HowlsBooks 33 Paid
8I Know This Much Is TrueBooks 33 Paid
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