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Calvin by Martine Leavitt
Out: November 17, 2015 (not too long!)
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Summary: 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.
Why I Want to Read: I love the Calvin and Hobbes comic strips, so that fact alone had me curious about this novel. However, I also really like books that deal with mental illness, so I want to see how Leavitt deals with that particular topic. I've never read anything by this author, but this is definitely one I hope to read soon!
What do you think about this title? What are you waiting on this Wednesday?