Paper Girl

Paper Girl

I haven?t left my house in over a year. My doctor says it?s social anxiety, but I know the only things that are safe are made of paper. My room is paper. My world is paper. Everything outside is fire. All it would take is one spark for me to burst into flames. So I stay inside. Where nothing can touch me. Then my mom hires a tutor. Jackson. This boy I had a crush on before I haven?t left my house in over a year. My doctor says it?s social anxiety, but I know the only things that ar...

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Title:Paper Girl
Author:Cindy R. Wilson
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Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:1640631879
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Paper Girl Reviews

  • Lisa Mandina
    Dec 02, 2018
    This book was a real page-turner. Both of the characters were really developed in a way that you felt all of their pain and anxiousness. I know that I was rooting for both to figure out that the other was actually their anonymous chess partner online, but until they did, it was very in...
  • Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
    Jan 22, 2019
    I started this book initially back in April, but had to put it aside. Nevertheless, I had been really compelled by it from the what I?d already read, so I decided to reserve it at the library and I wasn?t disappointed. If you?re looking for a good, own voices contemporary nov...
  • Sarah Swann
    Dec 03, 2018
    I flew through this book so quickly. It was such a great read and exactly the kind of book I was needing right now. I needed something light and entertaining with some good feels, and that's exactly what I got. I loved the characters and their struggles that were so realistic and relat...
  • Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)
    Dec 13, 2018
    "Paper Girl" is a YA novel that talks about a girl with social anxiety. As someone who experiences anxiety in social settings from time to time, I thought the author managed to craft a story with a character I can somewhat relate to. I enjoyed reading about the representation because t...
  • Sophia
    Dec 02, 2018
    A debut author and some deep topics like a high school girl with an anxiety disorder and a high school guy hiding that he is homeless made this new YA Contemporary become a book I was curious to read. Paper Girl begins with two on-line chess partners who know nothing about each othe...
  • Harker
    Nov 12, 2018
    CW: scenes dealing with panic attacks Told in alternating perspectives,Paper Girlby Cindy R. Wilson is more than its title. Zoe, the titular Paper Girl, and Jackson, a determined student who has become homeless before the opening, are two characters that have levels of engagemen...
  • Lynda Dickson
    Dec 06, 2018
    Zoe is a sixteen-year-old shut-in, while Jackson is seventeen and homeless. She never leaves her house, while he doesn?t even have a house. They are total opposites, but they find each other through an online chess game, where they tell each other their most intimate secrets, not thi...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    Sep 14, 2018
    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of PAPER GIRL by Cindy R Wilson in exchange for my honest review.*** Zoe, who has agoraphobia and Jackson, who is homeless play online chess under screen names. Unbeknownst to either, they were schoolmates before Zoe?s a...
  • Carlene Inspired
    Nov 28, 2018
    Find this review and others at Carlene Inspired. Rogue and BlackKnight have progressed from just playing online chess matches to chatting on a regular basis. They hide behind their usernames, sharing more about themselves than they'd willingly share to friends offline. At the same t...
  • Tessa
    Nov 26, 2018
    YA contemporaries that mix mental health issues and romance can be tricky. There is a chance that the romance can overwhelm the actual representation of mental health and warp the most interesting part of the novel into a mere subplot in comparison to the romance. I would like to g...
  • Rachel Solomon
    Oct 23, 2018
    Loved this, and especially loved the positive therapy rep. ...
  • Susana Bargiela
    Jan 10, 2019
    I found it difficult to feel identified with the main character's problems, but I think it's great for teenagers (or anybody) with heavy anxiety disorders. ...
  • Diana
    Sep 15, 2018
    Zoe is an adolescent with agoraphobia and social anxiety who loves chess and constructing amazing things with paper. She uses an on-line chess app where she plays under another name, and there she meets a guy who also loves chess and talking to her, and in their on-line world they can ...
  • T.H. Hernandez
    Dec 23, 2018
    I have a very good friend who suffers from agoraphobia and a daughter with social anxiety. I?ll admit I never really understood these feelings. I?m the opposite, a consummate extrovert who loves the hub of urban life and exploring everything the world has to offer. But PAPER GIRL t...
  • Hristina
    Nov 21, 2018
    DNFed at 57% While I do believe that this book is beautifully written and the premise interesting I have found myself at a bit of a crossroads. I really want to know how this book ends, but I'm also suffering from panic attacks as the main character, and I face a portion of the same...
  • Jana
    May 26, 2019
    3.5* What I did not like: that a boy had to come along to get the girl to leave the house, giving the impression that a) romantic love cures mental illness and b) the girl needs to be saved by the boy. The whole rest of the book I loved. ...
  • Alexandra
    Oct 23, 2018
    I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review can also be found on *Milky Way of Books* Zoe lives in her family's penthouse...and hasn't left it for a year. Making galaxies from paper and enjoying her online winning as a chess master, and having one onl...
  • Kelly Brigid ♡
    Oct 04, 2018
    "The real world was like paper, and one screw up, one spark, and the whole thing would go up in flames." Paper Girl surprised me in a plethora of ways ? all of which for the better. Having dived into this contemporary without many preconceived notions of how it?ll turn out, pr...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Nov 13, 2018
    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jackson was homeless, and Zoe never left her home. When their online lives clash with their real world lives, they both may find the courage they need to tackle their respective issues. ? Pro: I really liked Jackson. He was forced to take on grown up responsibil...
  • Julie
    Sep 16, 2018
    Huge thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for this great YA read! Zoe is home schooled. She has not left the house in a year. In that time, she's created a world made out of paper. In addition to the paper, she finds an escape playing chess online with a dude. They open up t...
  • Hayley (Backpacking Bookworm)
    Sep 18, 2018
    The cover of this book was the first thing that caught my attention. It implies that the 'Paper Girl' is fragile and that her life could turn to ash at any moment. I thought it captured the essence of the book really well. The 'Paper Girl' is Zoe, an almost-seventeen-year-old who h...
  • Manon the Malicious
    Dec 03, 2018
    I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. *4.25 Stars* Zoe hasn't been outside in a year. A series of things happened and now, when she thinks about leaving her apartment, she gets panic attacks. So she doesn't. And she doesn't like it but at least she...
  • Shelby (Graced with Books)
    May 08, 2019
    What. A. Book. - I am so happy I was able to read this in May which is also Mental Health Awareness month. This book just touched my heart so deeply as someone who struggles with anxiety on a daily basis. This book is about Zoe King, a girl who's anxiety and panic has consumed her li...
  • Jessica Kapp
    Aug 17, 2018
    First let me address the cover... wowzers! It's one of my favorite covers of 2018! Cindy is a beautiful writer who takes you into the world of Zoe and Jackson. Zoe suffers from social anxiety and is afraid to leave the house. She connects with the outside world through online chess and...
  • Heather
    Sep 18, 2018
    I was provided an ARC through NetGalley in return of an honest review. This book is wonderful and I think it's a very important book to read. It's one of the few books I've found that is so pro-therapy, which made me beyond happy. First off, I love the way the chapters work. I lo...
  • D.M.
    Oct 29, 2018
    The idea of a story about Agoraphobia has always intrigued me and when I read the synopsis for Paper girl I knew I had to get my hands on it. I?m so glad it didn?t disappoint. Zoe is our paper girl. She likes crafting with paper and has made an out of this world solar system. S...
  • Bobbieshiann
    Dec 21, 2018
    The beginning reminded of the book Everything Everything but a not so good version of it. I don?t know if it was because it?s young adult (which I like to dabble in from time to time) or what, but this was like a waste of a read to me. Zoe is a teenaged girl who has been in doo...
  • Sara Oxton
    Nov 05, 2018
    Paper Girl by Cindy R. Wilson a five-star read that will rip you into pieces. What a book, I honestly didn?t expect this to be as amazing as it was, it had me in tears several times not just sad tears either. This was so nicely done, as we read Zoe?s story you will get drawn in and...
  • Tiffany
    Sep 16, 2018
    https://bookishtiffany.wordpress.com/... When I first recieved this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review I was beyond excited. For weeks I?ve been denyed every single request. I absoulety love the cover for this book it fits perfectly. Zoe has suffered a panic a...
  • Elizabeth
    Nov 14, 2018
    Paper Girl is a young adult novel about Zoe, a wealthy girl who has agoraphobia and panic disorder. She falls for Jackson, who she has had a crush on for ages, and who is homeless because of his addict father. While there is nothing objectionable about the book, there's nothing memorab...