Schizo

From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Dan is a fairly normal fifteen-year-old—he likes girls (obviously), hates school (ditto), and he lives to play bass guitar. But at home, things aren’t normal at all. His mother is schizophrenic, and uses a system of numbers she’s developed to determine if something is good or evil. She plasters the walls with pages of obscure calculations and lists of digits, and obsesses over them long into the night—and her behavior is only getting more and more erratic. One day, Dan’s numbers turn bad, and she begins to threaten him physically. Dan could just run away, but he’s worried about what would happen to the nine-year-old brother he’s fought so hard to protect. All Dan wants is a normal life, but how can he keep his family together and keep them safe at the same time?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-55277-871-5
$9.95 $9.95
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 152
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS YAF058140, YAF058170, YAF018060
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 4.25 x 7
Lexile 550
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: Kim Firmston

Kim Firmston is the author of the SideStreets novels Stupid, Schizo, Hook Up, and Touch. Her books have been named Resource Links Year's Best and Best Books selections.

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Lorimer SideStreets

Edgy high/low fiction for teen reluctant readers. Each SideStreets novel deals with real-world issues and features contemporary teen characters, many from diverse backgrounds. Male and female characters face serious issues today’s teens can relate to, such as… View available downloads →