Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn’t left the house in three years, which is fine by him.
Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college (she’s being realistic). But how can she prove she deserves a spot there?
Solomon is the answer.
Determined to “fix” Sol, Lisa thrusts herself into his life, introducing him to her charming boyfriend Clark and confiding her fears in him. Soon, all three teens are far closer than they thought they’d be, and when their facades fall down, their friendships threaten to collapse, as well.
A hilarious and heartwarming coming-of-age perfect for readers of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and All The Bright Places, Highly Illogical Behavior showcases the different ways in which we hide ourselves from the world—and the ways in which love, tragedy, and the need for connection may be the only things to bring us back into the light.
Oh this book. Meeting Solomon made my heart ache as you get to know what he goes through because of his anxieties and how much of a toll that has on his daily existence.
High Illogical behaviour is an interesting story. It focuses on three teen characters. Solomon, Clarke and Lisa. Solomon hasn't left the house in years because of his anxieties and Lisa decides to make make friends with him in order to cure him and get him out of the house dragging boyfriend Clarke into the plan too.
The story really made me feel for Solomon as you see the real toll his anxieties have on his day to day and how much it limits him, especially when he is such as awesome character with so much to give to the world. Lisa actually grew on me too. I initially thought she was bit heartless but actually I think she's actually a bit naive and you can see this come through over the course of the book. My favourite character had to be Clarke purely because he is so cool but also really sweet, particularly so with Solomon and I kind loved him for that.
A really interesting read which gave me a lot to think about