She almost didn’t make it.
Fifteen-year-old Sage was close to death, and now she’s been confined to a rehab facility deep in the Connecticut woods, as far from her old life as she could have imagined. But the problems she faces have come with her—and now her mother, Julia, must decide what to do next.
As Sage begins treatment for bipolar disorder, Julia continues an exhausting internal debate about how they reached such a low point. The increasing unreliability of Sage’s father, Mike, hasn’t helped either. Sage can tell his focus is elsewhere.
A profound tale of what it means to live with mental illness, Painting Sage illustrates the whole person behind the struggle. Sage’s challenges will continue—and she must learn how to build a life she loves in spite of them.
Recent college grad, Sage Sloane, navigates young adult life while successfully battling bipolar disorder. Interning at a buzzworthy social media site where, coincidentally, her father is a star, Sage wants nothing more than to follow her dreams. But even family connections aren’t enough to help Sage find herself. Does she have what it takes to make her mark?
Balancing grad school life and dysfunctional parents (all the while looking out for her younger brother who has autism), Kat’s challenges are just beginning. When the house of cards tumble, will Kat be able to pick up the pieces?
Farrah is the daughter of a rising political star but manages to keep a safe distance from that lifestyle. A party girl who only focuses on the present, Farrah can’t help but feel that life has more to offer.
The road to self-discovery may be fraught with setbacks. But with the power of friendship, together, these young women can make it through.