Thursday, February 12, 2009

Review: Crazy

These autobiographical novel recounts the school days of young Benjamin Lebert: disabled, facing his parents' divorce, failing out of school, and shipped away from his native Munich to boarding school. We see Lebert's coming of age and dealing with the trials of adolescence in boarding school. Lebert shares the loneliness of boarding school life with his fellow students, and they quickly form intense bonds. The book puts in stark relief all the hopes and fears a world of teenagers can produce. Ultimately, this is a touching look at teenage life.

Benjamin Lebert, Crazy (Vintage, 2001) ISBN: 0375409130

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