Saturday, December 18, 2010

Book Review: Crazy by Han Nolan

Title: Crazy
Author: Han Nolan
Pages: 352
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Source: Good Golly Miss Holly's ARC Tour

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Jason has fallen upon bad times—his mother has died and his father has succumbed to mental illness. As he tries to hold his crazy father and their crumbling home together, Jason relies on a host of imaginary friends for guidance as he stumbles along trying not to draw attention to his father’s deteriorating condition.

Review: I thought this book was pretty good. It was very different from most books i've read. The main character, Jason, his mom died and his dad has gone crazy. Living at home with his mentally unstable father is really hard for Jason. All he cares about is his father and he never wants to leave him alone. With the help of some friends, Pete, Haze, and Shelby, he deals with his father and starts a new life.

I really liked the characters in this book. Jason has imaginary characters that he talks to in his head. At first I thought that was a little annoying, but as I continued to read this book they started to fit in. He has different people who he talks to in his head: Crazy Glue, Sexy Lady, Aunt Bee, and Fat Bald Guy with a Moustache. Jason talks to these imaginary characters to keep him sane. I found it a little hard to relate to Jason since I have never had any family issues like he had.

There wasn't a lot of romance in this book, but there was some. Jason and Shelby liked each other from the beginning but wouldn't admit it to each other. Their romance growed throughout the book. I loved the very last part of the book. So cute!

I gave this book three and a half coffee cups. I would recommend reading this book if you like realistic fiction/drama books. At parts, this book was gripping. Other parts, it was just okay. Overall, this was a pretty good book.


  1. I agree but I would give it 4 coffee cups. and I really liked the imaginary friends considering i'm 13 and still have them and talk to them and all my real friends know

  2. and btw you should write a review on the books of beginning series starting with the emerald atlas


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