Schizo - YA Review by Claire W

Reader: Claire W.
Age: 12
Title: Schizo
Author: Nic Sheff
Publisher: Philomel
Pub Date: 09/30/14
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: This book is just so raw. It really hits a nerve. The main character Miles is just so complex but at the same time some of his reasoning is similar to a much younger child. The whole plot is just so unexpected. You can't see it coming from anywhere.
Memorable or Forgettable: Well I don't know much about Schizophrenia so this is the only book I have read it about it. It is much more serious than I thought and this book captures it very well.
Cover: To be honest the cover gave me a headache. But is so great and fits so well with the book and Miles' brain.
Age Range: 14 through 17
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Annotation:  Miles’ little brother is missing. Teddy went missing the same day Miles had his first schizophrenic attack. Miles can’t focus on anything but trying to find his brother. Miles believes he is finally getting better and that finding his brother will heal him.

tags:  drama / realistic fiction / mental illness / schizophrenia / mystery / romance / ya lit

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