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Klaven, Andrew.


New York : Thomas Nelson, 2012


ISBN 1595547932

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Like The Last Thing I Remember, this is about a boy thrown into a puzzling and very tough spot, trying to figure out both how to survive and how to solve a reality that seems surreal. Sam is the son of a preacher. He has to deal with kids who think they couldn't possible relax around him, or include him, or, feel the need to test his goodness.  He has very few real friends.

One day while out running he is intercepted by the local tough group. They intend to hurt him, but impressed by his spunky responses, end up inviting him to join them.  He knows this is not a good idea, yet it seems his best option in the moment, and, he is sort of drawn to it. No one would make fun of him. Eventually he crosses them when they try to hurt a student who is known to be a bit crazy.  With this act he becomes her hero, and their no 1 enemy. After all he now knows some of their secrets. She begins telling him about visions she has of impending disaster, and he gets drawn into trying to figure out whether she is hallucinating or is trying to warn him about something real. Trying to find out the truth in time is essential, at times illegal, and quite dangerous.  (New Hampshire Isinglass Teen Book Award, 2014)

SUBJECTS:      Conduct of life - Fiction.

                        Schizophrenia -- Fiction.

                        Mental illness -- Fiction.

                        Prophecies -- Fiction.

                        Bullies -- Fiction.

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