Crazy by Han Nolan

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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.


About Han Nolan

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HAN NOLAN is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, including the National Book Award winner Dancing on the Edge. She lives in New England.
Published September 13, 2010 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 357 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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1st, 2010 Page count: 352pp ...

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Project MUSE

In a part of the first draft of The Sun Also Rises that he ultimately cut, Hemingway has Jake tell us just “what she does, leaving it to the readers to figure out why .

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Arlington Library

The boy at one point has to go to a foster family and a little later in the story he actually does some soul searching and realizes who he really is and that his new friends really love and support him.

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