In his most ambitious book to date, Powell quietly explores the dark corners of adolescence — not the cliched melodramatic outbursts of rebellion, but the countless tiny moments of madness, the vague relief of medication, and the mixed blessing of family ties. As the story unfolds, two stepsiblings hold together amidst schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, family breakdown, animal telepathy, misguided love, and the tiniest hope that everything will someday make sense.
This title has not (yet) been reviewed by our staff, but it is a title that we highly recommend for the majority of libraries building collections for this age range.
Swallow Me Whole
By Nate Powell
Top Shelf, 2008
NFNT Age Recommendation: Adult (18+)