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Promises to Theresa

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Promises to Theresa
by Marianne Komek
Christian  |  Teens & YA
Teens & YA
Pub Date 31 Oct 2021

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Theresa Jarewski  goes from the heights of mania to the crash of depression.  Will she ever be able to get off her emotional rollercoaster.

Theresa is a sixteen year old over achiever who wants to get accepted into an Ivy League college and to be the outstanding editor of her high school newspaper.   She also wants to capture Michael Janning's heart, but he's hiding a dark secret that can upset her world.

Theresa dreams of a happy future are shattered when the girl suffers a devastating depression. Through the support of her family and friends, Theresa must learn how to cope with bipolar disorder during high school through early college.

Promises to Theresa is a compassionate depiction of one young woman's attempt to overcome a mental illness.

I give Promises to Theresa five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!
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Promises to Theresa
Theresa has two goals at this stage. To get into an Ivy League school. Second be the most outstanding editor of her high school paper. These ambitions are high.
It took me a short while to get into the book after a shirt while the story picked up its pace. Enjoyable read
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Promises to Theresa is one of the best novels I've read so far. I've only just started reading Christian novels, and Promises to Theresa had made it necessary for me to find more and it read.
The concept of the story is amazing. The plot is beautiful. As I got to learn more about Theresa and her 'sickness', it brought a rare emotion from me. I was able to understand more about the Bipolar Disorder, and I should be able to relate well with people who suffer from it.  I also love how supporting and patient her parents were. I like her relationship with Philip the most and how much he cares for her. I need a guy like him. 
Overall, the plot, suspense, and style of writing is amazing. I would read this story over and over again.
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This book does a great job of telling the experiences of a youth with bipolar. It accurately describes the illness, the feelings behind it and how it impacts relationships. It is a bit heavy for a young adult book.
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