Warm your heart

'Highly Illogical Behaviour', by John Corey Whaley, reviewed by Sanaa Hyder.

Solomon Reed is a 16-year-old who hasn’t left his house in over three years due to his agoraphobia. ‘He was afraid of the world, afraid it would find a way to swallow him up.’ Although he has sought therapy and medication, he finds Star Trek leaves him feeling much better. Inside his house, Solomon has a garage that looks like a holodeck (the virtual reality facility from Star Trek); it allows him to re-imagine his anxieties.

Then intervenes Lisa Praytor who, years ago, watched Solomon

 

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