Parents' Guide to

Sure Signs of Crazy

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Unforgettable story of girl moving beyond her tragic past.

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age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+


lots of people can relate to it.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This book is a winning combination of empathy, tragedy, heroism, and humor -- an unforgettable read.
Much like Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird, Sarah is a precocious, charming misfit trying to understand an often disappointing world. In SURE SIGNS OF CRAZY, Karen Harrington tips her hat to Harper Lee's classic while creating her own memorable heroine. It's a heartrending story that manages to avoid sentimentality. In many ways Sarah's a typical preteen: She's obsessed with piercing her ears and wants to be cool and sophisticated, and to fall in love, whatever that really means. Though she's clever and wise beyond her years, she's just as awkward and insecure as the next 12-year-old.

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