Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Calvin by Martine Leavitt

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

I picked this book this week because I'm HUGE Calvin and Hobbes fan. In fact we name my son Calvin. And he is a blond pain in the you know what just like his namesake. When I saw this book I about peed myself cause it looks so freaking good!


In this latest novel from National Book Award finalist Martine Leavitt, a schizophrenic teen believes that Bill Watterson can save him from his illness if he creates one more Calvin & Hobbes comic strip.

Seventeen-year-old Calvin has always known his fate is linked to the comic book character from Calvin & Hobbes. He was born on the day the last strip was published; his grandpa left a stuffed tiger named Hobbes in his crib; and he even has a best friend named Susie. As a child Calvin played with the toy Hobbes, controlling his every word and action, until Hobbes was washed to death. But now Calvin is a teenager who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, Hobbes is back—as a delusion—and Calvin can't control him. Calvin decides that if he can convince Bill Watterson to draw one final comic strip, showing a normal teenaged Calvin, he will be cured. Calvin and Susie (and Hobbes) set out on a dangerous trek across frozen Lake Erie to track him down.


Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Nice pick! That's a new to me one! Hope you enjoy it once you read it!

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh wow, I need to read this. I'm glad it's coming out this year at the very least. I love Calvin and Hobbes!!


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Priyanka Booklion'sHideaway said...

It sounds intriguing! I hadn't heard of it before. Great pick.
Great choice! Everyone is waiting for this book!
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patty said...

I'm not familiar with Calvin and Hobbes but this definitely sounds like an interesting concept. I hope you love this one seeing as it seems close to your heart!

Baggins said...

I will definitely be checking this one out! Thanks for sharing. :-D

Sam Frost said...

This sounds absolutely crazy awesome! Now you've got me Waiting for this one, too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)

Kayla Beck said...

I don't read a lot of contemporary, but this sounds good. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it!