The Schwa Was Here
They say his clothes blend into the background, no matter where he stands. They say a lot of things about the Schwa, but one thing?s for sure: no one ever noticed him. Except me. My name is Antsy Bonano? and I was the one who realized the Schwa was ?functionally invisible? and used him to make... show more
They say his clothes blend into the background, no matter where he stands. They say a lot of things about the Schwa, but one thing?s for sure: no one ever noticed him. Except me. My name is Antsy Bonano? and I was the one who realized the Schwa was ?functionally invisible? and used him to make some big bucks. But I was also the one who caused him more grief than a friend should. So if you all just shut up and listen, I?ll tell you everything there is to know about the Schwa, from how he got his name, to what really happened with his mom. I?ll spill everything. Unless, of course, ?the Schwa Effect? wipes him out of my brain before I?m done?.
Publish date: March 2nd 2006
Pages no: 228
Edition language: English
Series: Antsy Bonano (#1)
I literally read this book in a day before our book club meeting on it, so even after I finished reading it, I felt like I couldn't remember parts. I remember it felt like a boy book (reminiscent of Jerry Spinelli) and that I enjoyed it, even though I felt like something bad was coming for about the...
“Antsy” Bonano befriends Calvin Schwa, a boy who is “functionally invisible”; Old Man Crawley, an elderly recluse; and Crawley’s granddaughter, Lexie, who — although blind — sees more than most people.“It’s like he’s functionally invisible.”“The proper term is ‘observationally challenged,” Howie say...
The title of the first chapter “Manny Bullpucky Gets His Sorry Butt Hurled Off the Marine Park Bridge” is certainly a mouthful. Despite its being a mouthful, the same title did not completely prepare me for this funny, funny story of Ansty, The Schwa, Lexie, Howie, and Ira. THE SCHWA WAS HERE is wor...
pretty awesome, and i expect no less from neal shusterman!! i must say, shusterman is a really talented author; i love how his tone varies completely from book to book. who would think that the same person would write something as utterly disturbing and depressing as Unwind, and yet be capable of wr...