A sensitive, perceptive, and much-praised humorous novel, this brilliant coming-of-age story relates the struggles of a boy who stutters so badly that he begins to worship words. Anyone who has had trouble expressing an emotion will identify with Jeremy's affliction and his search for happiness.
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Review: Dead LanguagesUser Review - Robert Wechsler - Goodreads
Although Shields is an excellent writer, his story of the often superheroic life of a Jewish boy with a stutter just wasn't enough to keep me going. Read full review
Review: Dead LanguagesUser Review - Nereida Llonch - Goodreads
Incredible writing with deep language forms and usage. I understood the pain and confusion as I had a son with similar challenges. It made me laugh out loud plenty of times in such surprising ways. Enjoy! Read full review