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H: A Novel

3.71  ·  Rating Details  ·  80 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
H is for Elliot. Elliot is twelve-year-old Benjamin Sherman's best friend. To the counselors at the camp where he is spending his first summer, Benjamin is a "freaky kid" who shuns his peers and is strangely - and perhaps dangerously - attached to Elliot, his stuffed letter H. To his mother, Benjamin is an object of anxiety and pity. To his father, he's bizarre and embarra ...more
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by Viking Adult
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Oct 28, 2010 Ariel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hovel
Love letters to a stuffed letter "H". Like "Equus", in the pantheon of mental illness literature-- what do we add through the "curing", the taking away of florid fantasy-reality? Told entirely through letters of the Dear So-n-So sort. Recommended reading by the National Mental Health Association but a fascinating little read nonetheless. Just go ahead and f--ing read this if you find this at Goodwill and it'll be worth your State Quarters, and think of it sometimes, think of "H" and wish your im ...more
Thomas Schrepfer
I really don't know how to rate this letter-titled book. But I finished it as my mom and I were on the way to Kmart in the car to buy a new filter for the furnace and by the time I was through the automatic sliding doors I was sort of crying my goddamn eyes out. Boy that was embarrassing. I hid in sporting goods until I felt better.
This is a great book about a boy who spent his summer in a camp . There's no narration; only letters from the parents, the camp counsellor, his sister, and the boy himself (to himself). My best guess that this boy is autistic because he carries around a stuffed toy in the form of 'H' and writing the most bizzare letter to himself.
This is a pretty obscure novel, apparently by a "one hit wonder" (though I hope she'll write again). It's the tale of a troubled kid whose only friend at camp is a stuffed letter H. It was recommended to me by a crazy ex-girlfriend and I ended up really liking it. It was funny and sad.
Jun 30, 2010 Kat rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I liked The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time better, both as a book and as a representation of some of the unique traits of children with autism.
Aug 30, 2007 Jennybeast rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Very odd book on mental illness from the viewpoint of a child. Not as amusing as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime, but not bad.
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