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A complex look at humanity,truth, mental health, love and the power of pain and secrets. Expertly written although the depth of character is primarily written about the main... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Denise M. Burns
In the majority of well-known novels focused on self-injury, the main character is a teenage girl and her sole or primary method is cutting. Read morePublished on March 26, 2009 by Penny
Many have and will read this novel as it is meant to be read, a work of fiction. The anxiety, self-hatred, self-destructive behavior, and fear Ms Duisberg instills in her main... Read morePublished on April 8, 2006 by Train of Four
I had trouble with the basic narrative style, characterization, and psychological premise. I picked the novel because a number of my bright young college students have revealed... Read morePublished on April 10, 2004 by Kirie Pedersen
I thoroughly enjoyed Kristin Duisberg's debut novel The Good Patient. From the moment you meet Darien, you will be on her side despite all she does to try to lower your estimation... Read morePublished on May 25, 2003 by carol heydt
A riveting novel about twenty-eight-year-old Darien Gilbertson who engages in self destructive acts like self-mutilation and excessive drinking because of dark secrets in her past... Read morePublished on April 21, 2003 by Liz Whaley
Promiscuity, bulimia and self-mutilization are not necessarily what would come to mind when looking for a good read, but Kristen Waterfield Duisberg creates a character who the... Read morePublished on March 14, 2003