Freaks Like Us

By Susan Vaught
(Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books, Hardcover, 9781599908724, 232pp.)

Publication Date: September 4, 2012

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When Jason Milwaukee's best friend Sunshine vanishes, Jason knows that something is terribly wrong, but solving her disappearance will require pushing through all the voices in his head and then getting the world to listen to him. His schizophrenia is stopping him from remembering the events leading up to her disappearance, and often he discounts his own memories, and his own impressions. But his deep knowledge that he would never hurt his friend, plus the faith of his parents and a few others in the town bring him to the point of solving the mystery. In the end, it's Sunshine's own love for Jason (Freak) that persuades him of his own strength and goodness.

By turns brilliantly witty and searingly honest, Susan Vaught's newest novel is a laugh-out-loud, tear-jerking, coming-of-age story.

About the Author
Susan Vaught is the author of thirteen books for teens. She is most known for her realistic, issue-driven fiction like "Trigger" and "My Big Fat Manifesto", but she also is a great lover of fantasy who has published some speculative fiction and hopes to do more. She's also written numerous books for adults under pseudonyms. In her day job, she's a prominent neuropsychologist specializing in mental retardation and head injury survivors, and an administrator in a state mental hospital in Kentucky. In her personal life, she's a mother of two adult children (she cowrote two of her fantasy novels with her son, JB) and lives on a farm with her wife, son, and numerous cats, dogs, and fowl, including one parrot.
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