Schizo: A novel

Schizo: A novel

by Nic Sheff

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ISBN-13: 9780147508850
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 85,257
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Nic Sheff is a columnist for The Fix and the author of two memoirs about his struggles with addiction, the New York Times-bestselling Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines and We All Fall Down. He also wrote for the hit TV series The Killing. Nic lives in Los Angeles, California. Follow @nic_sheff

Meet Nic Sheff, the bestselling author of Tweak, an unforgettable memoir, who now delivers a gripping debut novel 

As a teenager and young adult I struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, as well as severe mental illness issues—bipolar disorder, depression, psychosis. My first two books were memoirs about my experience battling addiction. For my first novel, I wanted to continue my exploration of psychological issues within the framework of a thriller. When two of my family’s friends, both high-schoolers, were diagnosed with schizophrenia, I began researching the illness. Apparently this disease, which often lies dormant in teens, has been surfacing earlier and earlier in those with a genetic predisposition to the illness after these kids try smoking pot—because our pot is so much stronger than it ever has been. I wanted to examine what happens to someone who experiences the symptoms of schizophrenia while still a teenager, someone trying to balance the hardships of mental illness at such a fragile time of life—the everyday struggles of high school and relationships. Much of the novel is borrowed from my own experience, but it is also a departure. I hope it shows that mental illness is not a death sentence.

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Praise for SCHIZO:

Included in CNN.com's roundup of "new titles to feed your YA addiction"

“Readers fascinated by the dark side of the human mind in realistic fiction will enjoy this deft portrayal of a brain and a life spiraling out of control. Miles is an endearing character whose difficult journey will generate compassion and hope.” –School Library Journal

“[T]he crafting of the plot and the convergence of the different storylines keeps pages turning. Schizo is a thrilling read for teens.” –VOYA 

"[A}n insightful perspective on one teen’s struggle with mental illness." –Publishers Weekly

"Miles’s clipped first-person narration is immediate and intimate." –Horn Book

"[A] heartbreaking story, but particularly important in the climate around mental illness today." –Bustle.com

 

 

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Schizo: A novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
justcelina More than 1 year ago
really wanna read this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick and easy read for me. The book isn't quite what I expected or hoped for, but was still good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finished this book in a day!  This book draws you in front the first page and carries you until the end. The book is excellently written and the character development is flawless! The twists and turns that this book takes will leave your heart racing and gasping for air! Nic Sheff perfectly captures the tone and strain of mental illness! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. I finished it in one day. YA books rock!