Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr), 9780374380731, 192pp.
Publication Date: November 17, 2015
Seventeen-year-old Calvin has always known his fate is linked to the comic book character from Calvin & Hobbes. He was born on the day the last strip was published; his grandpa left a stuffed tiger named Hobbes in his crib; and he even has a best friend named Susie. As a child Calvin played with the toy Hobbes, controlling his every word and action, until Hobbes was washed to death. But now Calvin is a teenager who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, Hobbes is back as a delusion and Calvin can't control him. Calvin decides that if he can convince Bill Watterson to draw one final comic strip, showing a normal teenaged Calvin, he will be cured. Calvin and Susie (and Hobbes) set out on a dangerous trek across frozen Lake Erie to track him down.
About the Author
Martine Leavitt has written several award-winning novels for young adults, including My Book of Life by Angel, which garnered five starred reviews and was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist; Keturah and Lord Death, a finalist for the National Book Award; and Heck Superhero, a finalist for the Governor General's Award. She lives in Alberta, Canada.