A brilliant journey across the dark sea of mental illness; frightening, sensitive, and powerful. Simply extraordinary. --Laurie Halse Anderson, award-winning author of Speak"
Haunting, unforgettable, and life-affirming all at once. --Booklist (starred review)"
An adventure in perspective as well as plot, this unusual foray into schizophrenia should leave readers with a deeper understanding of the condition. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
Clearly written with love, the novel is moving; but it s also funny, with dry, insightful humor. Illustrations by the author s son Brendan, drawn during his own time in the depths of mental illness, haunt the story with scrambling, rambling lines, tremulousness, and intensity. --Horn Book (starred review)"
Teens, especially fans of the author s other novels, will enjoy this book. VERDICT This affecting deep dive into the mind of a schizophrenic will captivate readers, engender empathy for those with mental illnesses, and offer much fodder for discussion. --School Library Journal (starred review)"
A powerful collaboration...[Caden s] story turns symptoms into lived reality in ways readers won t easily forget. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
A thoroughly realistic story...Both male and female readers will find this compelling while acquiring a deeper compassion and understanding. --Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)"
Shusterman does a masterful job...The intensity of living inside Caden s mind makes this a wrenching read. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)"