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The Wicker King /

by Ancrum, Kayla [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Imprint, 2017.Edition: First edition.Description: 313 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781250101549; 1250101549.Subject(s): Mental illness -- Fiction | Best friends -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Mental illness -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Mental illness -- Fiction | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBT | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Mental Illness | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Thrillers & Suspense | Thrillers (Fiction) | Novels | Fiction | Juvenile worksSummary: Best friends August and Jack struggle to cope as one spirals into madness.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Written in vivid micro-fiction with a stream-of-consciousness feel and multimedia elements, The Wicker King explores a codependent friendship fraught with madness, love, and darkness. When August learns that his best friend, Jack, shows signs of degenerative hallucinatory disorder, he is determined to help Jack cope. Jack's vivid and long-term visions take the form of an elaborate fantasy world layered over our own--a world ruled by the Wicker King. As Jack leads them on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy in this alternate world, even August begins to question what is real or not. August and Jack struggle to keep afloat as they teeter between fantasy and their own emotions. In the end, each must choose his own truth.

Best friends August and Jack struggle to cope as one spirals into madness.

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Horn Book Review

When Jack begins having visions of a dangerous world where he is king, his best friend August comes to believe in them, too. The story of the boys' disturbingly intense codependency, quest to save Jack's kingdom, and eventual arrest and institutionalization unfolds in nonlinear micro-chapters interspersed with various mixed-media elements. The effect is appropriately disorienting (is Jack's world an alternate reality, or a hallucination?) but occasionally difficult to parse. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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