Grand & Humble
By Brent Hartinger
(HarperTeen, Hardcover, 9780060567279, 224pp.)
Publication Date: February 2006
Harlan's a popular kid and Manny's a geek.
But something strange is happening to both of them. Harlan is slowly losing his grip because he's plagued by panic attacks he can't control. And Manny has started having nerve-racking nightmares that leave him exhausted and terrified.
In this complex and original novel, popular author Brent Hartinger takes us on an intense psychological journey as Harlan and Manny struggle with a fear they can't name. It's a journey that eventually leads downtown, where a secret lies at the intersection of Grand and Humble.
“A taut, skilfully woven psychological thriller with an ending they’ll never see coming.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books