Kevin was awake with his anxiety levels mellowed, hallucinations subsided, but it didn’t stop his thoughts. How could she hate me so much? He thought to himself, what did I do to deserve this? Why me? He was trapped in a prison cell that was his own mind.
Kevin and Molly have two views about their parents.
Kevin, a diagnosed schizophrenic, thinks his parents believe he’s damaged goods. Molly, an overachieving honor student, understands her parents want what’s best for them.
After Kevin’s suicide attempt, Molly starts to view their family the way Kevin had and forces her parents to see the damage they have caused.
My mother turned to us and said, “Not a word about this to anyone.”
I looked at my dad, he agreed.