Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Nolan, Han. Crazy.

Nolan, Han Crazy
Harcourt Brace/Houghton Mifflin 2010 348p 17.00 978-0-15-205109-9
ms/hs Insanity VG-BN

Is Jason crazy? He hears voices in his head. But maybe that is only logical, after the death of his mother, and becoming the care-giver for his mentally unstable father. Can he find help in a therapy group at school?
This riveting book delves into the teenagers mind and life and the thought that may go through their minds from time to time, ╥Am I crazy?╙ Jason, the protagonist has every right to wonder. His mother is dead, his father is definitely insane Han Nolan's characters are easy to relate to and their problems may touch kids close to home. The redemptive power of the therapy group rings true, and Jason╒s resilience serves as an inspiration.This book is a must read for anyone dealing with issues bigger than themselves. Realistic Fiction Naismith(3), Pat

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