Crazy

Crazy are Kindle Crazy ass book Crazy ass ride Crazy ass plot Crazy ass characters Crazy ass story This book was CRAZY If you want the perfect description of this book then all you have to do is look

Crazy are Kindle Crazy ass book.Crazy ass ride.Crazy ass plot.Crazy ass characters.Crazy ass story.This book was CRAZY.If you want the perfect description of this book, then all you have to do is look at the title.Not crazy in a bad way, really. The bad parts, weren't bad. They were so bad, that it was sooo good.It sounds weird and maybe even funny. But there is so much more to the story. Its heartbreaking, tender, loving, injust, revealing.It was all done and written in a way, that keeps you engaged, interested, invested. Oh so invested.I got somewhat the same feeling while reading Flat-Out Love, but Crazy has a slighter darker vibe, because of the subject matter.How did it manage to still be humorous and a bit fun, while dealing with the subject matter? By the amazing talents of its author.She sort of sneaks up on you, really. Here we are, reading about an extremly hard sittuation and how a devoted son deals with it the best way he can. And all of a sudden, we're introduced to incredible side characters, a great support system and strangers who end up feeling like family."I feel like that violing, only my strings are loosening, unwinding from the pegs, and I feel strange this way. I feel that maybe it isn't safe to laugh, to let go of my vigilance over my dad, over my self, but I can hardly help it because it feels so good. It just feels so good."My dear friend, Wendy, has been praising the heck out of this book. And now I understand why.This book has been neglected enough! Read this people. Why are you punishing yourselves, reading other duds, when yo can be in bliss if you read this one?Now go. Read this, and then come back and thank me for pushing this on you reading list!. Fifteen year old Jason has fallen upon bad times his mother has died and his father has succumbed to mental illness As he tries to hold his crazy father and their crumbling home together, Jason relies on a host of imaginary friends for guidance as he stumbles along trying not to draw attention to his father s deteriorating condition.Both heartbreaking and funny, Crazy livFifteen year old Jason has fallen upon bad times his mother has died and his father has succumbed to mental illness As he tries to hold his crazy father and their crumbling home together, Jason relies on a host of imaginary friends for guidance as he stumbles along trying not to draw attention to his father s deteriorating condition.Both heartbreaking and funny, Crazy lives up to the intense and compelling characters Han Nolan is praised for As Jason himself teeters on the edge of insanity, Nolan uncovers the clever coping system he develops for himself and throws him a lifeline in the guise of friendship.. Popular Book Crazy Oh, this book. Is there a word for a book that breaks your heart into tiny, tiny pieces? My favorite book in all the world is a book like that. So is this one. And it did it in an entirely believable way. So let's count the ways Han Nolan stomped on my heart. There's the main character, Jason. His mother has passed away, leaving him to take care of his father, who is seriously mentally ill, and getting worse. They're drowning under the medical bills left behind when Jason's mother died. And Jason is dedicated to keeping himself invisible, unnoticed. Because if he is noticed, his father will be, too, and they'll take him away. Again. Not enough? Jason finds himself slotted into a support group at his school, for teens going through a rough time. There's Pete, and his drug-addicted father. There's Haze, whose parents are going through a very nasty divorce. Nasty enough that his father will write "whore" in huge letters all over the family house, and never consider how that will affect his twelve-year old daughter. And then there's Shelby. Shelby's mother is dying, rapidly. She has ALS, but the specifics of her illness matter much less than the fact that Shelby is losing her mother in pieces. I felt for all of them, because they're decent and believably flawed and care about each other. Jason will probably be the character that most people connect to most strongly. He is the main character, even the viewpoint character. It seems like he just can't catch a break, and that things are getting worse and worse for him and for his father. And his one overriding, even overwhelming, motivation throughout the entire book is to take care of his father. But for me, I felt most connected to Shelby, for personal reasons. When she talks about how much she loves her mother, how lost she'll feel when she's gone, how she already misses her, but that sometimes she wishes it were all over already, for her mother's sake because she's suffering, but also for her own sake... I understand. I understand because I felt exactly the same way when I was eighteen and nineteen and losing my dad. For those of us who have been there, or are there, Shelby might well end up as the star.All of the above doesn't mean that this is 300+ pages of downer. There's some humor, and more hope. As rough as things are with their families, Jason, Pete, Haze, and Shelby all still care about them, and about each other. There are no easy answers, no simple solutions. At the end of the book, everybody's circumstances have changed, probably for the better, but their problems aren't over, and Nolan never pretends that they are. But maybe they'll be able to handle them better. It isn't exactly a happily ever after, which is good. A neat, sunny ending wouldn't be fair to the rest of the book.So yes, this book did hurt me. But it did it honestly, by telling a realistically tough story about characters that were very likeable, very easy to care about. That's a good thing, but I'm going to need something much lighter to follow it up.
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  1. Han Nolan is widely acclaimed for her evocative language, her gritty subject matter, and her ability to plumb the psyche of her characters Her books include Dancing on the Edge, which won the National Book Award, Send Me own a Miracle, a finalist for the National Book Award, Born Blue, A Summer of Kings, and several other acclaimed novels She and her husband live on the East Coast.

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  1. Crazy ass book.Crazy ass ride.Crazy ass plot.Crazy ass characters.Crazy ass story.This book was CRAZY.If you want the perfect description of this book, then all you have to do is look at the title.Not crazy in a bad way, really The bad parts, weren t bad They were so bad, that it was sooo good.It sounds weird and maybe even funny But there is so much to the story Its heartbreaking, tender, loving, injust, revealing.It was all done and written in a way, that keeps you engaged, interested, invest [...]


  2. Oh, this book Is there a word for a book that breaks your heart into tiny, tiny pieces My favorite book in all the world is a book like that So is this one And it did it in an entirely believable way So let s count the ways Han Nolan stomped on my heart There s the main character, Jason His mother has passed away, leaving him to take care of his father, who is seriously mentally ill, and getting worse They re drowning under the medical bills left behind when Jason s mother died And Jason is dedi [...]


  3. Ok I have thought about this for about a day and keep fluctuating back and forth from 4 to 5 stars for this book, but since it has stuck with me I will go with the higher rating I was not sure about this book at first, I mean a boy who talks to imaginary friends seemed a little out there, but now that I read it I am glad I did I work with teens who have parents with mental illness and I felt this was an acurate betrayal of the myriad of emotions they go through on a daily basis guilt, love, ange [...]


  4. Fair warning this review is entirely incoherent I wouldn t be surprised if it made no sense at all to anyone.I have no idea how to review this book There s just no way that my thoughts can come together in a coherent manner I ll just put it this way this is the strongest emotional experience I ve ever had in reading a book It seems that my life and this book corresponded to create something horrifyingly sad, but also hopeful That s the thing this book is just as hopeful as it is sad Because of t [...]


  5. It s so hard to review some books I m just not sure what I can say to make people see what I see in certain books.Crazy was crazy, ha Jason, the protag, was quirky and vulnerable His battles hurt to read I just wished as I was reading that if I could pray hard enough it would fix his life for him That it would make his mom come back and his Dad s illness vanish The descriptions of his father s mental illness, and his own internal struggles as he tried to cope felt so real I just wanted someone t [...]



  6. CRAZY is one part funny and two parts sad But, overall an intense read which just so happens to be my kind of story It s one where the protagonist lives a messy life, and is not having an easy time of it up to the very last because the realizations were slow to take Jason is a good kid, he loves his father but sometimes loves his father too much, because big things are placed on him all of which he takes it all on willingly, often than not to his detriment A smart aleck too, it is in fact what [...]


  7. AAAAAHHHHH Please please please go do me a favor and go read this book right now Go If you ve already read the book go read it again Oh my gosh Oh jeez Oh my goodness This book I I wow Never have I read a book as crazy as Crazy before.Never have I enjoyed a book like this as much as Crazy before.Never have I been in love with a book like Crazy before.It s it s crazy Okay Let s see if I can get myself together here Oh After just finishing the book, I am blown away by its awesomeness I am blown of [...]


  8. I m just crying at three in the morning after finishing this, it s fine So many things Hits close to home I guess, not to that extreme but in some ways I feel very similar to Jason Not being able to trust people after being betrayed and learning to trust people again, finding people who really, truly care about you is really scary, but it s totally worth it to take that plunge.


  9. Like, crazy man This little dude has voices in his head He s even named them One is Fat Bald Guy a.k.a FBG who is like the theater accent on critic in the back row One is Sexy Lady who keeps assuring the lad he s hot One is Aunt Bee That s right that Aunt Bee who provides all manner of Mayberry nurturing and motherly reassurance One is Crazy Glue, the punk who accidentally glued two fingers together And one is familiar to all television viewers er listeners , Laugh Track On cue, now Ha, ha, ha, [...]



  10. What was the hardest thing you ve had to go through and how did you recover from it Everybody s been through difficult times where they felt like they d never be okay again The most important thing to remember from times like that is how you got better and how you recovered when you never thought you would Crazy by Han Nolan is a kind of fiction book that gives us an inspirational lesson on getting better and making changes to improve one s quality of life The main character Jason, wants to help [...]


  11. This is an amazing book from viewpoint of middle school boy whose mother has died and whose father is seriously mentally ill In flashback we learn that Jason s mother was the one who provided what emotional and physical stability there was in their family Following her unexpected death Jason, at 15, feels responsible for taking care of and protecting his father from authorities who might separate them.As the stress of the unreasonable position in which Jason finds himself mounts and his father s [...]


  12. Jason s mother has passed away His father suffers from and frequent bouts of insanity Jason himself hears voices in his head, though he does recognize them as figments of his imagination He has long worked hard to become absolutely unnoticed by all around him, effectively invisible until he begins to act up in class, almost not of his own accord, which lands him in group therapy with other youth who have different problems all their own As events begin to spiral out of Jason s control, he s fo [...]


  13. This was the best book I ve read in a long time and the first I ve read in one day in a long time, too Easily 5 stars.The format of the book was perfect for making me feel like I was inside Jason s head Boy, did he ever have a lot of stuff thrown at him, as did his friends No 15 year old should have to deal with all that, but it happens and they do.This was an excellent portrayal of the kinds of things that happen in some kids lives and the different ways they find of handling it Even though a l [...]




  14. This book revolves around fourteen year old Jason, whose father is having severe struggles with mental illness since the death of Jason s mother Jason is dedicated to keeping his father sane the way his mother used to, but his dad s condition just keeps getting worse The death of his mother has left them very poor, so Jason isn t just facing the struggle of taking care of his father he also has money problems So why did I only give this book two stars Han Nolan s writing style didn t speak to me [...]


  15. This is one of those books that got under my skin, completely.Jason is fifteen, living as a career for his mentally ill father and also trying to adjust to life without his mother I feel it s hard to summarise this book without giving away too much The main character and the events that he describes are beyond most people s experiences I was in equal measure horrified and fascinated.Throughout there is a horrible sense of inevitability to Jason s life and I lived every moment of this book.


  16. This was a great book How the author, Han Nolan, told and explained the story was awesome The detail he used to explain this boys bad to good life was awesome And what added it was that he made it feel like your in his life because he had imaginary Co stars and were the audience This was a great book


  17. Surprise The cover of Crazy by Han Nolan couldn t look much plain and the synopsis on the back sounded interesting, but nothing really grabbed my attention I didn t realize when I started reading this book that Han Nolan is actually the author of one of my favorite Holocaust books, If I Die Before I Wake Had I known that, I probably would have started this book with a lot enthusiasm However, I had picked it to read simply because I knew it wouldn t automatically draw students attention with it [...]


  18. marked spoiler for vague spoilers For fifteen year old Jason Papadopoulos, life has been one raw deal after another His mother, that one bastion of normalcy in his childhood, died of a stroke, leaving him to fend for himself with his increasingly unstable father Contrary to what Jason needs to believe to cope with his harrowing home situation, his father has never been normal One of his first memories, an incident at age six that continues to haunt him, completely undermines Jason s claim that h [...]


  19. Sarah s review of Crazy by Han NolanJudged by the Cover Insanely PerfectFinally, a book that actually looks like it could belong to a adult genre No crazy headless models, no photo shopped nightmares, nothing that could make me fear to be seen with this book The black background and stripes of colors gives it a nice contrast, and the typography makes the book stand out Plus, now that I like the author s style, I can go read the other book advertised in caps lock What s Up Jason s world is falli [...]


  20. Jason is trying his best to cope His mother died of a sudden stroke, leaving him caring for his mentally ill father With no money coming in, Jason struggles to feed them both and heat the house There is no time for caring for the house itself or even for himself Jason has no friends and is spending a lot of time with the imaginary friends in his head He can t tell anyone about them though, because he s afraid that they are proof that he is crazy like his father He is also very frightened that if [...]


  21. So, I reviewed this in March 2013, but unlike my other ones, I slightly liked this review, it just needs editing So I ll just edit the review a bit and post the original one using the spoiler tag Okay Okay.Okay, so, I d rate this book about a 20%LOWER, ROSE be honest, I picked it out based on the title, and I didn t really like it.This book was about a 15 year old boy named Jason Apollo PapadopouloswhateverIforgot His mom is dead and his mom is a little mentally ill Okay, a LOT mentally ill And [...]


  22. 4.5 stars easily Wow I loved this one Crazy is about Jason, who takes care of his mentally ill dad They re all they ve got You d think Crazy would be sad and heartbreaking and it is, but there is so much to it It s funny and heartwarming It s not sappy or anything like that, it s just good Really, really good.Jason has this imaginary audience in his head It consists of a few characters There s the critic AKA FBG fat bald guy with mustache and Crazy Glue, the crazy kid There s Aunt Bee, the moth [...]


  23. Crazy is just what the titles leads you to believe it will be, absolutely crazy Jason s mother dies, and he is left to care for his mentally ill father all on this own He s keeping it to himself because he refuses to let his father be locked up To keep it a secret, Jason s learned not to have any friends, so to keep himself company, he s invited an amusing cast of characters in his own head There is Fat Bald Guy With Mustache who is funny and series, Aunt Bea from Andy Griffith who is the sweet [...]


  24. I was a little bit worried when I looked inside the book and saw what appeared to be script like dialogue in places I was scared to even begin reading because I do not love reading plays or scripts However, on closer examination, I realized that each script like reference was a character inside the main character s head adding its own version of events to the narrative I decided to give this book a try anyway, and I m very glad I did.I love anything psychologically based, so I fell in love with [...]


  25. The setting of this book is present time and just around their town The conflict is that Jason s dad is crazy but he doesn t want to admit it to anybody because he doesn t want his dad to be locked up and forgotten When he tells his best friends in the therapy group one of them has to tell because Jason and his dad are sick and not doing well because they don t have money The main characters are Jason, his dad, Pete, Shelby, and Haze They are his best friends Towards the end of the book Shelby b [...]


  26. This is my first Han Nolan book although I think I have at least one other hanging around waiting to be read I wasn t sure what to make of this at first and it took me until about halfway through to really get into it That s not to say I didn t like it before that, I did Jason is as likable as you can get All of the characters are really I m not at all knowledgeable in the subject of mental illness I have no personal experience with it and I was a little anxious about how realistic this would tu [...]


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