Sunday, June 5, 2016

CALVIN by Martine Leavitt

Title: Calvin, Author: Martine LeavittAlthough his parents argue the fact, Calvin believes he was named after Calvin, the character in the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. He was born on the day the last edition of the comic appeared, and on that same day his grandfather placed a stuffed tiger he christened Hobbes in Calvin's crib. Calvin loved that stuffed tiger until the day his mother "washed it to death."

Now Calvin is seventeen and sure that he is about to flunk out in his senior year. The stress of two end of semester final projects has pushed him over the edge. A breakdown at school lands him in the hospital where a psychiatrist diagnoses him with schizophrenia.

According to the doctor, Calvin's condition can be controlled with medication, but Calvin has another idea. He is convinced that contacting Bill Watterson, the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, will fix everything. If Watterson will just create one more comic featuring Calvin without Hobbes, all will be well. This is where the adventure begins.

Author Martine Leavitt takes readers on a life changing journey. Calvin and his lifelong friend embark on a dangerous trek across frozen Lake Erie. The goal is to meet Calvin's creator and rid Calvin of Hobbes forever. Calvin captured my heart and his story pulled me along on his odd quest. I couldn't put it down.

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