Book Review: Highly Illogical Behavior – John Corey Whaley


Title: Highly Illogical Behavior (2016)
Author: John Corey Whaley
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Extent: 256 pages
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Rating: ★★★★☆

Goodreads Description

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 is ambition alone enough to get her in?

Enter Solomon. Determined to “fix” Sol, Lisa steps into his world, along with her charming boyfriend, Clark, and soon the three form an unexpected bond. But as Lisa learns more about Sol and he and Clark grow closer and closer, the walls they’ve built around themselves start to collapse and their friendships threaten to do the same.


I’ve been on a bit of a contemporary binge lately and Highly Illogical Behavior is one of those books I’m very glad to have read, mostly because it’s funny, realistic, and really quite heartwarming. This story is about Solomon, who after a public breakdown hasn’t stepped outside his house for three years, and Lisa, a teenage girl who witnessed that breakdown firsthand and is now determined to ‘fix’ him.

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