Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses

Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses

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Teen Wolf meets Emergency Contact in this sharply observed, hilarious, and heartwarming debut young adult novel about friendship and the hairy side of chronic illness.

Priya worked hard to pursue her premed dreams at Stanford, but a diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease during her sophomore year sends her back to her loving but overbearing family in New Jersey—and leaves her wondering if she’ll ever be able to return to the way things were. Thankfully she has her online pen pal, Brigid, and the rest of the members of “oof ouch my bones,” a virtual support group that meets on Discord to crack jokes and vent about their own chronic illnesses.

When Brigid suddenly goes offline, Priya does something out of character: she steals the family car and drives to Pennsylvania to check on Brigid. Priya isn’t sure what to expect, but it isn’t the horrifying creature that's shut in the basement.

With Brigid nowhere to be found, Priya begins to puzzle together an impossible but obvious truth: the creature might be a werewolf—and the werewolf might be Brigid. As Brigid's unique condition worsens, their friendship will be deepened and challenged in unexpected ways, forcing them to reckon with their own ideas of what it means to be normal.

Title:Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781683692348
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    Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses Reviews

  • Aparna R.

    I'm a chronically ill, disabled Desi reader and writer. I'm also Indian American and Tamil, like the MC. I've been deeply troubled by the cultural appropriation, premise, and racist cover since I firs...

  • nitya

    *exhales* I want south indian rep but not in a racist way pleaseLet us tell our stories. We deserve THAT at the very least....

  • Starr ???

    *UPDATE 3/22* Yeah I'm seeing a lot of people jumping on this book for having a cover that "compares POC to animals" and I am begging you to stop jumping to the worst conclusions possible in the names...

  • Raquel Evans

    I kept telling myself I was going to rate this book four stars. You know, it had some really great parts, but also a few parts that irritated me, and overall that probably balanced out to four stars, ...

  • Chelsea Bruning

    A delightfully charming foray into friendship and support. I fell in love with the characters and enjoyed all of the nuances offered up in the plot. This novel took me completely by surprise, and I’...

  • Jo

    This was extremely contemporary (a group of Tumblr friends start a discord server to talk about and support each other through their aches, pains and feelings - one of them is a werewolf) and absolute...

  • Jackie Cowgill (LanternsJourney)

    Thank you to Netgalley and Quirk Books for the review copy in exchange for my honest review.Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses is a funny, heartwarming, real, not-at-all cheesy take on werewolves...

  • Nenia ? I yeet my books back and forth ? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestMy thoughts for LYCANTHROPY AND OTHER CHRONIC ILLNESSES are kind of all over the place. There were things about it that I really loved and th...

  • Lami

    Yikes. A lot of racism going on with the cover and presentation of main character. Sad that a book about chronic illness had to appropriate a Tamil MC to get published when it's one of the most margin...

  • Cynthia

    DNF Really do not appreciate a white author writing the point of view of a chronically ill person of color. It felt poorly researched and inauthentic because it was. This was the case of including div...