Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon

eBook - 2013
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Anna Bloom is depressed'so depressed that her parents have committed her to a mental hospital with a bunch of other messed-up teens. Here she meets a roommate with a secret (and a plastic baby), a doctor who focuses way too much on her weight, and a cute, shy boy who just might like her. But wait! Being trapped in a loony bin isn't supposed to be about making friends, losing weight, and having a crush, is it' In her fiction debut, Julie Halpern finds humor in the unlikeliest of places, and presents a character whose voice'and heart'will resonate with all of us who have ever felt just a little bit crazy.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2013
ISBN: 9781466825956
Characteristics: 1 online resource


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Nov 14, 2016

This is the story of a girl named Anna Bloom who was committed to a mental hospital by her parents for being depressed and overweight. There, she gets a roommate, sheds some pounds and meets a boy named Justin. The story is written as a series of letters to her best friend; Tracy.

This book is one of my favourites and for good reason. Julie Halpern writes the characters and dialogue in a way that makes each one loveable and very easy to relate to. Halpern had also spent time in a psychiatric hospital herself so there are a lot of details someone else might not have written or thought of.

Long story short, this is a book i would recommend to anyone interested in self-love, mental illness, romance and learning about all the struggles of being a teen stuck in a mental ward.

Reviewed by Jazmine for the Teen Leadership Board.

ChristchurchLib May 05, 2014

"Anna Bloom has skipped so many days of school due to anxiety and depression that her parents have committed her to a mental hospital. Instructed to keep track of her feelings in a journal, Anna instead writes (but never mails) honest and sharply funny letters to her best friend, Tracy. At first, her letters are filled with complaints about the hospital's hideous decor, her fellow patients, and a therapist who seems obsessed with Anna's weight. But after a while, Anna opens up to new perspectives...and maybe a new relationship. For more of Anna's refreshingly snarky observations, check out the sequel, Have a nice day." Teen Scene May 2014 newsletter

Jul 04, 2013

I highly enjoyed this book, it was a great read!

Jun 14, 2013

It's actually scary how accurate this is. It's an interesting subject, but it's not written profoundly well or incredibly good. Four stars.

Mar 03, 2013

i really enjoyed this book, it was a good read :)

Oct 17, 2012

Very interesting, I enjoy seeing Anna's impression of life.

Jul 06, 2012

really good book a should read

Jul 06, 2012

I L-O-V-E-D it !!! so amazing and a bit creep in some ways but so amaz.

Mar 17, 2012

Oh my gosh! I LOVED this book! Totally engrossing! From the cover, I suspected that it was going to be kind of a chick-lit trashy book but it TOTALLY was not. I loved every bit of Anna's story. Plus the ending was totally worth it! :)


Add Notices

Jul 25, 2012

Sexual Content: pregnancy

Jul 06, 2012

Coarse Language: Frequantly used coarse language

Mar 17, 2012

Coarse Language: Frequently used coarse language.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

Aug 19, 2012

jenny20001 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Jul 06, 2012

zoeselenagomez thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


Add a Summary

Mar 17, 2012

Anna is overweight, depressed, and has never had a boyfriend. When she starts refusing to go to school, her parents bring her to a mental institution to "help her". Anna doesn't know that she will have the time of her life there. She'll meet tons of friends, hilarious acquaintances, and one extremely nice (and nice looking!) boy who just might snag her heart. I loved this book. It's fantastic, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to relive their first love. :)


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings


Find it at VPL

To Top