The Schwa was Here

Neal Shusterman - Author

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ISBN 9780142405772 | 02 Mar 2006 | Puffin | 5.07 x 7.67in | 8 - AND UP years
Additional Formats:
  • Horn Book Award
    ALA Best Book for Young Adults
    ALA Notable Book
    New York Public Library Best Book for Teen Age
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They say his clothes blend into the background, no matter where he stands. They say a lot of things about the Schwa, but one thing’s for sure: no one ever noticed him. Except me. My name is Antsy Bonano, and I was the one who realized the Schwa was “functionally invisible” and used him to make some big bucks. But I was also the one who caused him more grief than a friend should. So if you all just shut up and listen, I’ll tell you everything there is to know about the Schwa, from how he got his name, to what really happened with his mom. I’ll spill everything. Unless, of course, “the Schwa Effect” wipes him out of my brain before I’m done….

"Antsy tells his story in a bubbly Beastie Boys- meet-Bugs Bunny Brooklynese that keeps the pages flipping, and Shusterman's characters [are] reminiscent of those crafted by E. L. Konigsburg and Jerry Spinelli." -School Library Journal, starred review

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