Turning thirteen was hard. Turning fourteen was even harder. When she turned fifteen, she fell. By the time she turned sixteen, Margaret Forze was ready to tell her story.
Born into a beautiful family of five, Margaret grew up understanding the life of a Michigander. So when she became severely depressed in eighth grade, it was hard to say why. As she entered high school, life looked even bleaker than before. Within a series of letters Margaret pens to an imaginary friend, she poignantly retells the story of her rise to overcome mental illness and its stigma, with the hope her reflections will help others who want to overcome it as well. Throughout her volume of letters, Margaret reminds us that we all deserve to be loved, especially in our darkest moments.
Letters to the Average High Schooler shares a collection of writings that provide an introspective look into a teen’s battles with mental illness and her ultimate recovery.