Fig

By SCHANTZ, Sarah Elizabeth

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ISBN
9781481423588
Publisher
S. & S. Margaret K. McElderry Bks.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2015  |  Grades 9 and Up

Gr 9 Up—Fig is six years old and spends a lot of time worrying about her mother, Annie. Her mother talks of fairy land, feral dogs lurking in the woods, and the importance of rituals. It is only after her mother attempts suicide that Fig learns the truth: her mother is schizophrenic. The story unfolds over the next 11 years, detailing the many ways Annie's schizophrenia changes her and affects her family. Through it all, Fig remains determined to save her mother. She begins sacrificing trinkets, thinking this will...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2015

Fiona, known affectionately as Fig, is only six years old when her mother is diagnosed with schizophrenia. Following a period of hospitalization, Fig's mother returns to the family farm changed; medication has tamped her artistic spirit. Sensitive and intelligent, Fig internalizes her mother's struggle, de...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Fiona ("Fig") is only six years old when her mother is diagnosed with schizophrenia. Following a period of hospitalization, Fig's mothe...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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