The Schwa Was Here
Antsy Bonano knows this guy - and you probably have known someone like him, too - he just seems to disappear. No one ever really notices The Schwa, until Antsy and his friends decide they're really going to pay attention. Antsy's got troubles of his own, of course - family, neighbors, and how he treats his friends.
This is a clever book in many ways. Although it references modern technology, it has more of a 60s or 70s feel in terms of the Brooklyn setting, with the neighborhood kids running around outside. The characters are well-drawn, with some unique relationships. The complications that arise from the problem are interesting, and so is the resolution, and I like the side stories about Antsy's own issues with visibility in his family and the neighborhood grump. Great chapter titles, too.
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