King of the Pygmies
Jonathon Scott Fuqua
When fifteen-year-old Penn starts to hear voices, he is terrified. He can hear his parents’ unspoken gripes, his retarded brother’s anxieties, and his neighbor’s desperation. His mother wants him to get treated for schizophrenia, but his similarly gifted uncle tells him that hearing others’ thoughts doesn’t make him sick; it makes him special. This compelling novel of a young man’s struggle to come to terms with his disability is a tale of courage, determination, and hope. (Publisher description)
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School Library Journal (scroll down to Fugua to read the review): "Pygmies is a gentle story with a satisfying ending; the book will appeal to those who enjoy a quiet read."