The Schwa Was Here
|Genre||Young adult novel|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|LC Class||PZ7.S55987 Sbe 2004|
The Schwa Was Here is a young adult novel by Neal Shusterman, published by Dutton Penguin in 2004. It is about an eighth-grader's friendship with another student named Calvin Schwa, who goes almost completely unnoticed by the people around him.
The book received critical acclaim upon its release, receiving a starred review from School Library Journal and a positive review from Booklist. It also received the 2005 Boston Globe/Horn Book Magazine award for fiction and poetry.
The book has reportedly been optioned by The Disney Channel for a telefilm project. Shusterman, who worked with the channel on the project Pixel Perfect, was lined up to write the script for the project.
This book has also been adapted into a three act play by Kory Howard, and was performed for the first time ever in February by the Manti High School Theatre Department.
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