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Humming Whispers

3.09  ·  Rating details ·  34 Ratings  ·  6 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.
Paperback, 121 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Scholastic (first published 1995)
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Apr 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Elisa Vangelisti
Magari è stato scritto per i ragazzini, ma ha un ritmo così sonnolento che si addormenterebbe chiunque. Ci ho provato.
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
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
Nov 18, 2007 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-ya
About a girl whose sister has schizophrenia. Not as good as I expected it to be.
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read this book when I was 10 years old, but it has stuck with me. I need to read it again.
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