Tales of the Madman Underground : (an historical romance 1973)
Source:Viking, New York, p.532 (2009)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3552 .A677 T35 2009
Keywords:Alcoholism--Fiction, Alcoholism--Juvenile fiction, American Library Association Best Books for YA 2010, Coming of age--Fiction, Emotional problems of children--Juvenile fiction, Emotional problems--Fiction, Friendship--Fiction, Friendship--Juvenile fiction, High schools--Fiction, High schools--Juvenile fiction, Michael L. Printz Honors for Excellence in YA Lit. 2010, Mothers and sons--Fiction, Mothers and sons--Juvenile fiction, Ohio--History--20th century--Fiction, Ohio--History--20th century--Juvenile fiction, Schools--Fiction, Schools--Juvenile fiction
Summary: In September 1973, as the school year begins in his depressed Ohio town, high-school senior Kurt Shoemaker determines to be "normal," despite his chaotic home life with his volatile, alcoholic mother and the deep loyalty and affection he has for his friends in the therapy group dubbed the Madman Underground.
Lexile measure 1040; ages 13-18; book level 9; realistic fiction