Cameron and the Girls

Cameron and the Girls

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A contemporary YA drama about a young man suffering from schizophreniform disorder, who falls into a love triangle with a girl in his class . . . and a girl in his head.

“A well-written, taut, and empathetic novel that provides readers with an unnerving vicarious experience.”—SLJ

Fourteen-year-old Cameron Galloway of Lexington, Washington, understands that he has schizophreniform disorder and needs to take pills to quiet the voices in his head. But he likes the voices, especially the gentle, encouraging voice of The Girl. Conflicted, he turns to his friend Nina Savage, who is clinically depressed and can relate to his horror of the numbing effects of medication. They make a pact to ditch the pills. At first they feel triumphant, but soon Cameron’s untreated mind goes haywire—to disastrous effect.

Baker & Taylor
A boy suffering from schizophrenia falls into a love triangle with a girl in his junior high class--and a girl in his head.

& Taylor

Taking medication to quiet the voices in his head, 14-year-old Cameron, a boy with schizophreniform disorder, falls into an unconventional love triangle involving a clinically depressed girl in his class and an imaginary girl whose encouraging voice he hears in his head. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2013]
ISBN: 9780544301627
Branch Call Number: Fiction Averett TEEN
Characteristics: 220 pages ; 21 cm


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Aug 22, 2013

Cameron has a form of mild schizophrenia and purposely goes off his meds in order to hear voices. One of these voices is a girl who wants to be his girlfriend. Just at that point he makes friends with a girl in school who is also interested in being his girlfriend. A love triangle ensues. Interesting premise, but aside from the schizophrenia angle, it’s not really that exciting.


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