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The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman
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Jun 13, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: ya-lit, favorites, bildungsroman
Read in June, 2010

The Schwa is definitely the most used and most forgottən vowel in the English language. Not too many sentənces can be created without using ə schwa.

The schwa is a boy named Calvin Schwa whose last name was shortənəd from Schwartz when his grandfather came over frəm Eastern Europe. The Schwa is nearly invisible, he is one əf those people that you jəst don't notice ever.He could be standing right next to you and you wouldn't even notice him. He strəggles with "the Schwa effect" and the disappearance of his məther when he was a child. The Schwa's one friend Anthəny suffers frəm middle child syndrəme and təgether the two əf them learn how tə make an impact on the world.

I ləved this novel becəse it reminded me əf all the times that I have felt invisible and it makes you feel better to know that there are əther people in the world who feel ənnoticed. I think that it is səmething that all teens can relate to at səme point in their teen years.
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