Casa editrice: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice inventario libreria 9780679890829-3
Riassunto: Chris, 17, has always idolized his big brother Cam who served as his mentor after their own father died years before. Now Cam has disappeared after being placed in a mental institution, and Chris discovers some disturbing things about his brother. In the last few months, Cam has been acting very strange--living like a cat, for example, eating tuna, stalking things, and taking short naps. Chris is desperate to find out the truth, and begins a harrowing search for his beloved older brother. Along the way he is joined by two young women, Cam's only friend from the institution, Michelle and her sister Millie, who agree help him on his determined search. The three journey all the way to South Dakota, and an armed militia camp, where Cam is hiding out, a shadow of his former self. Now it's Chris's turn to be responsible if he is ever going to get his brother back.
Recensione: In Brothers author Julian Thompson (of The Grounding of Group 6) offers a suspenseful and tender story with an unusual perspective on mental illness. Chris Craven, 17, never thought his brother was crazy, and is stunned to discover that his mother sent Cam to a mental hospital after some disturbing episodes at college. Chris admires and loves his charismatic older brother, so when he finds out Cam has escaped from the institution, he heads west with a mysterious girl named Michelle and her younger sister Millie who claim to know where Cam is. As they travel, Chris begins to realize that Michelle also is mentally ill, and Millie has come along to watch out for her. Due to their similar sibling concerns and their mutual pondering about what is mentally "normal," Chris and Millie begin to form a powerful bond. On a ranch in Montana they finally find Cam, happily living with a group of militant survivalists, oblivious to their racism and antigovernment paranoia. Just when Chris discovers a secret cache of guns, the sheriff's men and FBI deputies surround the compound, and the outlaws take the four young people hostage. To pull off an escape, Chris must summon all his wit and will power. In the process he learns that even though he's always been the baby of the family, he is capable of being a responsible leader. (Ages 12 to 16) --Patty Campbell
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