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Freaks Like Us

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 03 Jan 2013 – vârsta de la 12 ani
'You're just a freak. You're just a stupid freak. Freaks don'tspeak. Freaks shouldn't speak. Don't talk out of your head or theswirly clouds will eat you because sometimes clouds have teeth'Jason's best friend, Sunshine, has vanished. If only Jason could push through all the voices in his head, he'd know what happened; he'd tell everyone; he'd find her. But then people don't always listen to kids like Jason . . .A funny and compelling thriller about a boy on the edge of mainstream society.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781408836163
ISBN-10: 1408836165
Pagini: 240
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 17 mm
Greutate: 0.17 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Children's Books
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Caracteristici

Susan's background as an adolescent psychiatrist and the parent of a young man with cerebral palsy gives her a grounding in the reality of marginalised children and lends an authenticity to Jason's voice

Notă biografică

Susan Vaught is the author of the highly acclaimed novels Trigger, My Big Fat Manifesto, Going Underground, as well as Oathbreaker, which she co-authored with her son, JB Redmond. She is also a practicing psychologist and lives with her family and many rescued animals in Kentucky, USA.

Recenzii

Freaks Like Us is a compelling, superbly crafted story that will hook you and grab you from the first page. More than a book about mental illness written with an insider's knowledge, it is also a love story and a story written with love about young people on the outskirts of what the world calls normal. I urge you to read it
I love this book. Susan Vaught has absolutely nailed this character, his pain, struggles and triumphs. Bravo!
Poignantly affirming of life and love even in the face of overwhelming loss, this is a haunting tragicomic drama of grief and renewal
Going Underground is full of compelling, fully realized characters (human and parrot alike) who try to muster the courage to move forward. Listed as one of 'Eight Books That Just Might Change Your Life'
Mental illness is in danger of becoming just another 'charming personality quirk' in teen fiction among less talented authors clinging to Mark Haddon's coattails but Freaks Like Us by Susan Vaught is in a class of its own