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Monday, November 1, 2010

Book Review: Crazy by Han Nolan

Crazy by Han Nolan
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by Han Nolan

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN-10: 0-15-205109-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-15-205109-9
Publication Date: September, 2010
List Price: $17.00

Review: Do you enjoy depressing stories? Then I suggest reading Crazy by Han Nolan. I thought the book was interesting. In the beginning, the book didn't really pull me, but as I went along, it gradually got pulled me in. The story line is amazing because many unusual events happen. Firstly, Jason's mom has just died and he is trying to ignore thinking of his mom. Next, Jason has to take care of his mentally ill dad. Plus, Jason has just become friends with Shelby, Haze, and Pete, the first friends he's made in 4 years. And, as you go on in the book, you see Jason's life only gets worse.

Ever since Jason's mom died, Jason's dad's mental state gets worse. Jason and his dad live in their unheated house which is horrible since the story takes place in the winter. As a result, Jason must fend for himself and his dad. To find out more on how he lives like this, you must read this book!

Crazy is a great read for anyone who likes to cuddle up with a good book and read for hours. I wouldn't suggest this book to young readers because there are many mature moments in this book. But it can be enjoyed by middle school students, high-level readers, and adults too!!! This book is an easy book to understand and love. Some parts are a little confusing, but as you go along, you start to understand everything. I think this book will touch somewhere special in your heart and you will read this book nonstop. In the very end, this was a very touching read. Read it...

Review written by Krystyna (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of Crazy for this review.

Have you read Crazy? How would you rate it?


  1. Reading is the most ideal habit of a person... So a adult we should encourage our children's to make the reading habit part of their daily routine in order them to gather knowledge and be able them to expand their intelligence.. We should encourage them to read books for young children as their fundamental source.

  2. This book acknowledges the fact that this really does happen to the youth. It opens our eyes to see that Jason's life is plausible. It really got me thinking to helping out those teenagers who dont seek help but greatly need it. It really is a great book people should look into.