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by Martine Leavitt

Everyone loves the comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes”, but there is no bigger fan than 17 year-old Calvin. Calvin was born on the day the comic was first published, his grandfather gave him a stuffed toy tiger and he even has a childhood friend named Susie. Now all of this may just be coincidental to some, but to Calvin this could be the solution to a very big issue. The combination of high-school pressures mounting, graduation looming and brain that does not want to cooperate causes Calvin to suffer a mental episode at school. While in class, he starts to hear and see a life-sized, talking tiger that claims to be Hobbes. The “Brain” Doctors at the hospital diagnose Calvin with schizophrenia, but Calvin is sure that his cure can be found in taking a journey across a frozen Lake Erie and meeting Bill Waterson the creator of “Calvin and Hobbes”. This fantastic book handles the sensitive issues associated with mental illness in telling the courageous tale of a young man with the familiar warmth of a life-sized tiger. 

Maggi J.
April 28, 2016
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