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Psych Major Syndrome | Alicia Thompson | Reviewed by Christina

Psych Major Syndrome is a fun contemporary about Leigh, a student who has just started Uni (or College, since the book is American) studying Psychology. In a long-term relationship with her high school boyfriend, Leigh begins to see that he isn't all he's cracked up to be and strains start to show within their relationship. 

This book is a typical college romance story packed full of clichés (it was published by Disney Hyperion, after all) but it was really really fun to read. Studying psychology myself, I enjoyed that towards the beginning there was mention of some main theories/aspects of psychology but these slowly tapered out as the book went on. Each chapter had a heading and that heading would be a psychological term suitable for the events that would unfold within the chapter. I thought this was a really fun way to incorporate psychology throughout the book without making it boring. The characters within the book are all either lovable or hate-able and they were very clearly written that way, it was obvious who we were supposed to grow attached to and who we were supposed to dislike, which worked within this book since it isn't to be taken as a great piece of literature or anything, it's just fun to read. 

The story focuses very heavily on the dying relationship, developing romance and friendship between Leigh and her roommate. All of these aspects worked together in my opinion and I sped through this book within a few hours, dying to know what was going to happen. Admittedly, it was quite predictable so don't go into this book expecting major twists and turns because there isn't any, it's just a super fun, quick read and I'd recommend you pick it up if you like those kinds of books. 

This post was written by regular reviewer Christina, get to know her here

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1 comment

  1. This sounds interesting. I've not seen any contemporary books with Psychology in before. I'm a Psychology student too so I'm going to order this right away! :)


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