A well-written, taut, and empathetic vel that provides readers with an unnerving vicarious experience. --SLJ Fourteen-year-old Cameron Galloway of Lexington, Washington, understands that he has schizophreniform disorder and needs to take pills to quiet the voices in his head. But he likes the voices, especially the gentle, encouraging voice of The Girl. Conflicted, he turns to his friend Nina Savage, who is clinically depressed and can relate to his horror of the numbing effects of medication. They make a pact to ditch the pills. At first they feel triumphant, but soon Cameron's untreated mind goes haywire--to disastrous effect.
Edward Averett--clinical psychologist and award-winning author of Homing and The Rhyming Season--was born in the Pacific Northwest and, except for four years in the wilds of Spain, has lived in Washington State all his life. Visit his website at www.edwardaverett.com.