Thursday, December 13, 2012

Freaks Like Us by Susan Vaught - ADVISABLE

Vaught, Susan Freaks Like Us, 229 pgs. 2012. $16.99. Language PG (28 swears), Sexual Content G; Violence PG; 

When Jason finds that Sunshine, his best friend has gone missing, his voices go wild. Yes his voices, Jason is an alphabet as is Sunshine and Drip his only friends. An alphabet is someone who has a disorder. So you can imagine the panic that ensued once Sunshine went missing. Jason struggles to help in the investigation but the entire time his voices are telling him that it is his fault that she is gone. How do they know what he did? I found this book to be really interesting. It was eye opening to read a book from this point of view. I think that this would be a helpful book for children to read because of the way Vaught presents how it feels to have schizophrenia. It was a good book to have read and I am glad that I was able to become more humble and understanding through reading this. 

HS - ADVISABLE. Student Reviewer: Kylie Usher

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