Product Number: EB00389630
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101173886
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Recommended reading by the National Mental Health Association. To his mother, twelve-year-old Benjamin Sherman is an object of pity and anxiety. To his father, he is bizarre and embarrassing. To his psychiatrist, he is a case study in mental illness. To the counselors at the camp where he is spending his summer, Benjamin is a "freaky kid" who shuns his peers and is strangely-and perhaps dangerously-attached to his best friend, Elliot, a stuffed letter H. Through the letters of his sister, mother, father, camp counselors, and psychiatrist-and, most touchingly, through those Benjamin writes to Elliot-this audacious and utterly unsentimental novel gives us a moving and sometimes shocking intimacy with a child whose disorder may be a kind of fragile genius. H is an astute, sympathetic evocation of the state we persist in calling "madness." "A new and mind-boggling perspective on mental illness from the point of view of the sufferer and those who would love and care about him. H is a very poignant, enthralling debut."-The Boston Globe "Shepard is a reverse archaeologist, designing a tiny contemporary lost world for readers to excavate. Everything mattersShepard gets everything right."-New York Magazine

Author(s): Elizabeth Shepard
Original Publish Date: Jun 01, 1996

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