The Case of Lena S

David Bergen


The Case of Lena S

The Case of Lena S

  • Title: The Case of Lena S
  • Author: David Bergen
  • ISBN: 9780771011894
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Hardcover



The Case of Lena S follows the life, loves, and coming of age of sixteen year old Mason Crowe during a year in which he will learn what it truly means to be in the world At the centre of the novel is Lena, a troubled girl who has chosen Mason and will teach him something of desire and despair Impulsive, provocative, vulnerable, and sad, Lena becomes haunting for Ma The Case of Lena S follows the life, loves, and coming of age of sixteen year old Mason Crowe during a year in which he will learn what it truly means to be in the world At the centre of the novel is Lena, a troubled girl who has chosen Mason and will teach him something of desire and despair Impulsive, provocative, vulnerable, and sad, Lena becomes haunting for Mason in ways he does not always understand We meet Mason s first love, an older girl destined for an arranged marriage his mother, who takes a lover and a wise and erudite blind man with a voyeuristic streak, to whom Mason reads Playful, and with deadpan humour, the novel brilliantly captures the yearnings of youth, as well as the tantalizing possibilities and the confounding absurdities that sometimes lie at the heart of our most intimate relationships.


Recent Comments "The Case of Lena S"

a dark story, perhaps realistically describing lives of mentally ill, and the angst of teenage years, but not an uplifting story. The most interesting aspect was the difference in family members, the central character, Mason much like his plodding father, while his older brother Danny more closely resembled his mother, both somewhat promiscuous.

The Case of Lena S. by David Bergen, is about a sixteen year old boy named Mason Crowe, growing up in Winnipeg with his mother. The story mainly revolves around him and his twisted and very complicated relationship with Lena Schellendal, a seventeen year old girl who also lives in Winnipeg. Lena is very troubled, no one can ever understand what she is thinking and Mason only starts to realize this after he has fallen very hard for her. Whenever Mason isn’t with Lena, he reads to a blind man na [...]

I enjoyed reading this book. I wouldn't say it was very deep. I felt all emotions were shallowly covered. So, his mom moves out . . . Meh. So, his ex gf commits suicide - I'm just going to random live with my mother. What happened to the face he didn't like the other guy and not really his mom either for cheating on his dad? I was so excited when I found out this book was based in Winnipeg. AMG! I know where you are talking about!And - in true Winnipeg format, David Bergen got the concept of a W [...]

2 STARS"The Case of Lena S. follows the life, loves, and coming-of-age of sixteen-year-old Mason Crowe during a year in which he will learn what it truly means to be in the world. At the centre of the novel is Lena, a troubled girl who has " chosen" Mason and will teach him something of desire and despair. Impulsive, provocative, vulnerable, and sad, Lena becomes haunting for Mason in ways he does not always understand. We meet Mason's first " love, " an older girl destined for an arranged marri [...]

Amazing book. Made me laugh, made me cry (legitimately, it brought me to tears four separate times). Lena was a tragic character, written so beautifully. And Mason was the perfect teenage boy, just trying to figure everything out.Would HIGHLY recommend!

Good story line & interesting characters. Rather shallow, more of a teen read.

Well written, but dull story of a depressed teen and her struggles. Couldn't quite bring myself to care about her, or the main character, her on and off again boyfriend.

Lena is much like Jessa from Girls.

Odd but tender coming of age story of a 16 year old and his interactions with females in his life.

A book that helped get me through some teen angst bullshit in middle school

Interesting writing but otherwise, one of those books I place back on the shelf after saying "so what".

Great coming-of-age story.

Don't waste your valuable time reading this one.I kept hoping something would rise up from the book and tell me it was worth the read, but alas it never did.


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