Sunday, August 5, 2012

YRCA Nominee #6: Crazy


Fifteen-year-old loner Jason struggles to hide father's declining mental condition after his mother's death, but when his father disappears he must confide in the other members of a therapy group he has been forced to join at school.


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  2. Mental illness is an issue that isn't explored a lot in YA fiction and I really wanted to like this book. I liked the conversations Jason had with the voices in his head and found myself snickering But the book fell flat for me and I found myself saying ...'no way could this really happen." If you want to read a book about a teen dealing with mental illness Holly Schindler's novel A Blue So Dark is a better choice.