Calvin is a beautiful and simple YA book about big questions and big answers.
Calvin, a 17 year old with hallucinations of a man-eating tiger called Hobbes, has a psychotic break at school and is taken to hospital. He thinks if he can convince Bill Watterson, the creator of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes (which ended in 1995), to write one more strip with the Calvin character now also aged 17 and minus the comic strip character Hobbes, his personal Hobbes will also disappear. He escapes from hospital with his best friend since forever, Susie, intending to walk across a frozen Lake Erie to Cleveland to meet Watterson and see this one last comic strip. It becomes a life threatening journey but ultimately life enhancing.
Playful and funny, serious and tender, both metaphoric and always real, it is a love story to life.