I Never Promised You a Rose Garden is the story of gifted teenager Deborah Blau's struggle with schizophrenia. Deborah, a talented artist, struggles with a break in perception that leads her to believe in the reality of her invented fantasy world, Yr. As her mental state worsens, so does the fantasy world until even Deborah's safe haven has become a wasteland. With the help of a therapist, Dr. Fried, Deborah fights for her mind and for herself and eventually begins to turn her life around.

Summary of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg

Below is a list of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Cliff Notes and I Never Promised You a Rose Garden SparkNotes. Not looking for a I Never Promised You a Rose Garden summary? Search above for 5000 other chapter summaries, curated from popular sites like SparkNotes and Cliff Notes.

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Chapter Summaries (Free)

1SparkNotes

Review: The most popular website for book notes. SparkNotes was created by students for students, and their summaries are accessible and extremely well-written. Besides the usual plot overview, chapter summaries, and character analysis, SparkNotes differentiates itself with a section discussing themes, motifs, and symbols.

2BookRags

Review: Boasting the largest collection of book summaries, BookRags is the best option for titles you can't find elsewhere. They offer all of the basics (quotes, chapter summary, characters, historical context, literary criticism) but also walk through a few major topics that recur throughout the book, which can be particularly useful for writing essays.