Schizo

By SHEFF, Nic

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ISBN
9780399164378
Publisher
Philomel


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2014  |  Grades 9 and Up

Gr 9 Up—Sheff's novel reveals the painful and confusing world of teenage schizophrenia through the experience of Miles, a junior at a small San Francisco private school, where his mother works as a librarian. Miles's few friends only barely understand his struggle to hold on to reality, a tenuous grasp maintained through a dizzying array of pills and the love of his family. Miles is consumed by guilt at the kidnapping or death of his little brother Teddy on the same day he had his first extreme breakdown in a beach bathroom. Two yea...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2014

Two years ago a family outing to the beach ended in trauma when fourteen-year-old Miles experienced a psychotic break. While recovering in the psych ward, Miles received a life-changing diagnosis of schizophrenia along with some devastating news: during the commotion of his episode, Miles's little brother went missing and is presumed drowned. Now Miles has a therapist and a cocktail of daily prescriptions to control his symptoms, but nothin...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Two years ago fourteen-year-old Miles experienced a psychotic break. During the commotion, Miles's little brother went missing and is presumed drown...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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