Lizard People by Charlie Price

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YOU MEET THE NICEST PEOPLE IN THE LOBBY OF A PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL.  The author of Dead Connection proves that what goes on in our minds just may be the scariest thing of all. Ben Mander's junior year is derailed when his mentally ill mother erupts in the school office.  Visiting her in the psych hospital, Ben meets Marco, who also has a mentally ill mother.  Marco tells a story that turns Ben's idea of reality upside down.  Soon, the story begins to uncomfortably mirror Ben's own life.  Lizard People races along the edge of madness as Ben wrestles with his greatest fear--that deep within him lie the seeds of his own insanity.
 

About Charlie Price

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Charlie Price's debut novel, Dead Connection, is a Book Sense Children's Pick, a Publishers Weekly "Flying Starts" selection, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.  Publishers Weekly praised it as "superb and compulsively readable" in a starred review.  He lives in northern California.
 
Published August 7, 2007 by Roaring Brook Press. 192 pages
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Seventeen-year-old Ben Mander has a particularly tumultuous life: His mother, a paranoid schizophrenic, refuses to take her medication and when under duress, spins outrageous tales of Lizard People;

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