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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
FSG Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780374380731192 Pages, Ages 12-18
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
It was Thursday night and that meant the next day was Friday, the day my English and biology projects were due. The English project was worth 50 percent of my final grade, and the science project was worth 40 percent.
I’d done a little research...
Praise for Calvin
"The novel has a fresh, funny voice that never diminishes the seriousness of schizophrenia. Leavitt delivers an imaginative exploration of mental illness, examining what’s real and what’s true in this magical world." —Booklist, starred review
"Written as a letter to Watterson (to fulfill a make-up English assignment), the first-person narrative eschews quotation marks and dialogue tags, further blurring the lines between real life and what’s in Calvin’s head. . . . Memorable." —Horn Book, starred review
"Equal parts coming-of-age tale, survival adventure, and love story, this outstanding novel also sensitively deals with an uncommon but very real teen issue, making it far more than the sum of its parts. " —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Funny, intellectual, and entertaining, it’s a sensitive yet irreverent adventure about a serious subject." —Publishers Weekly
"Sweet, romantic, and funny." —School Library Journal