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Humming Whispers

3.03  ·  Rating Details  ·  29 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Now that Sophy is 14-years-old, she fears she will develop the schizophrenia that plagues her older sister, Nicole. From the author of the 1994 Coretta Scott King Award, Toning the Sweep.
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Published October 1st 1996 by Turtleback Books (first published 1995)
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This book didn't really have much of a plot; it was more like a 121-page description of a situation. The protagonist, fourteen-year-old Sophy, lives with her aunt and her older sister, Nikki. Sophy and Nikki are very close and both are dancers who attended the same performing arts high school. But Nikki has become incapacitated by schizophrenia and Sophy fears the same thing will happen to her, as she is now the same age Nikki was when she first started hearing the voices.

This was short and swee
When Nicole was fourteen, she started hearing voices and was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Now her sister, Sophy, is the same age, and Sophy is struggling wtih the fear that she might end up like her sister.

I really appreciated Johnson's willingness to tackle a difficult subject -- the topic of mental illness, and the pall that hangs over others in the family, is not one that's often handled in children's and YA literature. I had the same frustrations with this as I've had with Johnson's other n
Mar 29, 2014 Sammy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book when I was 10 years old, but it has stuck with me. I need to read it again.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
About a girl whose sister has schizophrenia. Not as good as I expected it to be.
Janeth Castellanos
Sep 12, 2012 Janeth Castellanos rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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