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Freaks Like Us by Susan Vaught

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Freaks Like Us by Susan Vaught
Published by Bloomsbury, 2013

Jason Milwaukee is schizophrenic and because of his condition he finds it difficult to remember things. His best friend, Sunshine has vanished and he desperately needs to remember what it was she told him before she went missing and what events led up to her disappearance. But the voices in his head won’t give way and his medication is also a barrier to clear thinking.

Jason desperately needs to know what happened to Sunshine. Why is she missing? Does he have anything to do with it? Did he hurt her? His firm belief that he would never hurt her and his parents’ and friends’ faith him see him through along with Sunshine’s own love for him which convinces Jason of his own virtues.

Susan Vaught’s novel will make you laugh and cry and its characters will remain in your heart long after you’ve read it .

“Part mystery, part love story, but so much more than the sum of its parts, this book will rip your heart out and put it back together again”
Deirdre Sullivan, Inis Magazine, Summer 2013