My Name is Zelah Green and I'm a cleanaholic. I spend most of my life running away from germs, dirt, and people. And I'm just about doing ok and then my stepmother packs me off to some kind of hospital to live with a load of strangers. It's stuck in the middle of nowhere. Great. There's Alice who's anorexic. Caro who cuts herself. Silent Sol who has the cutest smile. And then there's me.
OK so I haven't read a book that would fall in the category of self discovery and Self Perception because I'm an emotional soul and I know I would be a blubbering mess by the end. I was pleased that this wasn't a book that had me blubbering but had me engaged and curious with the occasional smile and giggle.
Vanessa writes this book with sweet simplicity which explores the subject matter with humour and empathy allowing you to flow from page to page with great understanding. The Queen of Clean is what it is, a simple, clean and quick read, not lingering on one point even though it explores self-harm, anorexia, attempted suicide, depression, cancer and alcoholism, she is never patronising or employing self-improvement trash.
I really have to give credit to Vanessa as she has hit all the right spots with Zelah Green and I am really looking forward to turning the pages in the sequel Zelah Green - One More Little Problem, for anyone who has not read this I would recommend it especially for all teens!
Happy Reading xxx