Crazy

Crazy

Book - 2010
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Fifteen-year-old Jason has fallen upon bad times--his mother has died and his father has succumbed to mental illness. As he tries to hold his crazy father and their crumbling home together, Jason relies on a host of imaginary friends for guidance as he stumbles along trying not to draw attention to his father's deteriorating condition.Both heartbreaking and funny, CRAZY lives up to the intense and compelling characters Han Nolan is praised for. As Jason himself teeters on the edge of insanity, Nolan uncovers the clever coping system he develops for himself and throws him a lifeline in the guise of friendship.
Publisher: New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010
ISBN: 9780152051099
Branch Call Number: NOL
Characteristics: 348 p

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Resteric
Aug 04, 2013

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mixxyat157
Jun 09, 2013

This crazy book about a young man in high school with a crazy dad and an imagenary group of characters inside his head this emotional roller coaster book which i really ejoyed. :)

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Kristen MERKE
Feb 02, 2013

It takes some getting used to, the first few chapters I was a bit iffy about just because of the voices in his head but I soon fell in love with their personalities. The plot was heartfelt and honest, I enjoyed it despite being a bit predictable at times. The story really shows the importance of friendship and I ended up liking it a lot more than I thought I would.

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whyschild
Jun 05, 2012

At first, I was a little turned off by the Greek chorus of imaginary friends in the narrator's head. I can appreciate the idea that a teenage boy would imagine a "sexy woman" who calls him "hot" all the time, but it's not the sort of thing that impresses the typical adult female reader. However, by the time the plot got rolling, I was hooked. Overall, the book was a little cheesy and sentimental, but the moments of stark reality and undercurrent of suspense made it a quick, enjoyable read.

I felt this book was very good! The characters were really unique and memorable, making the plot that much more interesting. This book really places on emphasis on how we are all crazy in our own ways and that no one is truly "normal". Jason and his relationship with his father is really meaningful to the plot as they share a few heart-wrenching moments that really make for a strong story.

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Claidheamohmor
Jul 18, 2011

From a choppy, gimmicky narrative to a protagonist you don't have time to sympathize with, this book was a full disappointment. Apart form a few shallow life lessons, you're left with an eternally angsty and annoying protagonist. The random, irrelevant praise for the author's other books doesn't mean this one is any good.

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Dec 04, 2017

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Apr 04, 2015

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Kristen MERKE
Feb 02, 2013

Kristen MERKE thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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grace_craft123
Aug 10, 2013

Im not crazy

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mixxyat157
Jul 13, 2013

Your only as crazy as you beleve you are!

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