Cameron and the girls By: Edward Averett Reviewed by:Shinya Ross


14 year-old Cameron is struggling with schizophreniform disorder, which means that when he’s not on his meds, voices in his head speak to him. Though most would say it is a burden Cameron likes his voices, especially the ones from "The Professor", who gives him advice, and the new girl who has suddenly arrived. To keep hearing this female voice Cameron is secretly skipping his meds to further fall for "The Girl". On the other hand, he is growing closer to a girl in his emotionally disturbed program, named Nina. She understands him and his voices, and accepts him which further more attracts him. Just as things where getting confusing in Cameron's life a new voice joins Cameron's head, who he calls "The Other Guy". This new voice is aggressive and is pushing Cameron to do bad things. In this novel it expresses the question of if your life is really yours.

My Review:

This book is a great book for teens and possibly adults. This book is an amazing book, and honestly has a deeper motif than most books. I enjoyed the craziness and strangeness of the book. It's almost dark in a sense and relates to a deep part of all of us. We get an inside look into the life of a kid with this disorder, and how it affects his life. The book ultimately takes us on a rollercoaster ride through his different voices. It relates to teens. including myself, because through these different voices, its almost different parts of yourself we don't want to show. In a sense this book represents or shows that. “Mad crashes into happy and sad bounces off of guilty until they all live in a big smoky heap in my mind" (Cameron and the Girls). I felt this while reading the book, and I guarantee you will too. The description and detail in this book, makes you feel as though you can feel all of Cameron's emotions.

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Meanings behind each picture:

Picture 1: The title side picture represents Cameron. The picture symbolizes his uneasy clamy feelings. Especially due to his disorder and the voices he hears.

Picture 2: Picture 2 represent both the girl Cameron hears in his head, and the actual girl Cameron has grown attached to. I used this picture because it also shows a strange uneasy girl.

Picture 3: The third picture represents "The Professor" in the novel. I chose him because he is a significant figure in the book, that in a sense guides Cameron.

Picture 4: The fourth picture represents "The Other Guy" or the aggressive voice in Cameron's head. I chose this picture because the setting was very dark representing the voice.

Picture 5: The last picture represents all of the voices within Cameron, and Cameron's diversities within himself. This goes perfect with the main idea of the book.

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Created with images by Ludmila Gutorova - "Professor"

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