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Safa Shaqsy’s The Fourth Reason dives into the mind of Amal, a paranoid schizophrenic. At the age of eighteen, Amal had become pregnant while living with her boyfriend Rob. When she revealed she was pregnant, he dumped her. While living with her mother, she gave birth to Sophie. Her best friend Lana took her out for coffee and the waiter, Blake, left his phone number on a napkin for her. During their second date, Rob intrudes and tells her to stop dating Blake or he will take Sophie away. Amal has a mental breakdown and is taken to a mental institution by ambulance. Rob gives her an ultimatum to break up with Blake or he will pursue custody of Sophie. What will Amal do?