“This book is uniquely written as the main character, Jason, has many voices in his head that have voices in the book. There are characters such as Aunt Bee, who is warm and supportive, Crazy Glue, who tries to tell Jason to stay quiet and unnoticed, Laugh Track, who often laughs at what others are saying, and more.
Jason's mother died and his Dad is struggling with mental illness. Jason is worried that if adults find out how poorly his dad is functioning, they will remove Jason from the house. He has to worry about making sure his dad eats, making sure he eats everything he can at school since he is on free lunch, and so much more. Jason gets asked to come to a lunchtime support group and reluctantly goes. Some of his voices tell him this is good, others tell him to keep quiet. But when his dad goes missing, Jason's worst fears come true and he starts to realize he can't take care of everything without the help of others. But he also doesn't have to simply accept things the way they are. He has ideas on how to make things work as well. Ideas of his own.
The only reason I only "liked" this was because reading with the different voices in his head was a challenge for me to get into and get comfortable with. This was, I'm sure, intentional by the author and meant to show how jarring it would be to struggle like this. Some may love the book because of that element. It just wasn't my thing.”