Monday, March 9, 2015

SCHIZO by Nic Sheff.  New York:  Philomel Books, 2014. 265p.
ISBN 978-0399-164378 hc. $17.99  Gr. 9-12  YA FIC

SCHIZO by Nic Sheff is written with three story lines leading to ending that will make you question everything you just read.  First of all, Miles has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia, a disease that requires therapy and lots of daily medications that upset his stomach and give him headaches.  He truly has lost control of his body.  Then there are the crows that follow him around, making him question what’s real and what’s delusion.  Miles’ family hovers over him and doesn’t acknowledge the fact that his brother went missing from the beach on the same day of Miles’ first schizophrenic blackout.  He makes it his goal to find his brother when everyone else has given up.  The third storyline involves an old friend, Eliza who returns to town after a two year absence and wants to add romance to their friendship. When all three story lines join together, Sheff creates an ending you won’t soon forget!

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