Asylum for Nightface by Bruce Brooks
(Laura Geringer Books)

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In his latest novel, Brooks delves into the psyche of a deeply spiritual teen. Zimmerman drives his parents to distraction with his rigid faith, as they try in vain to tempt him to their looser lifestyle. All of this changes, however, when Zimmerman's parents vacation in Jamaica, and find religion. Along with their found-again group, they decide Zimmerman must be a boy saint! Young Adult.
 

About Bruce Brooks

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Bruce Brooks was born in Richmond, Virginia on September 23, 1950. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972 and from the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop in 1980. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, a magazine writer, newsletter editor, movie critic, teacher and lecturer. He has written several children's books including Everywhere, Midnight Hour Encores, Asylum for Nightface, Vanishing, No Kidding, and Throwing Smoke. He has received the Newbery Honor twice, first for The Moves Make the Man in 1985 and then for What Hearts in 1992.
 
Published June 1, 1996 by Laura Geringer Book. 144 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Suddenly, Zim is idolized, treated with dewy awe by his mother and father, who eventually let slip the news that Luke Mark John wants Zim to be ``poster boy for the Faith of Faiths,'' to lure younger members into the sect.

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A 14-year-old boy is shocked when his hash-smoking parents return from vacation as zealous converts.

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If Zimmerman is skeptical of his parents' overflow of love and admiration, he is downright flabbergasted by their intention to publicly proclaim him a ""living saint."" Some readers may be put off by the author's satirical depiction of born-again Christians, but others will applaud his attempt to...

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When his parents and the cult decide that Zimmerman is a boy saint because of his goodness --- the perfect poster child for their religion --- Zimmerman decides he must find asylum somewhere.

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