Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th
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“Let me just say thank you again -- so much -- for the opportunity to take part in Booktopia this year. I can't say enough good things about it, and about the engaged, enthusiastic, welcoming, and supportive group of people I met there; I imagine you've heard the same thing from the other authors. I've always been aware that there's an engaged community of readers out there that -- in cooperation with independent bookstores, of course -- keeps an organic literary culture alive and thriving, but I never expected to MEET so much of that community together in one place."
This is exactly what it looks like;your favorite YA novel gone rogue. Featuring: walking stereotypes, unrelated historical information, completely improbable plot lines, the scenarios your teen aged brain made up about what could have happened on your school trip, drag queens, and a character that is vaguely, definitely Barrack Obama. Terrible and amazing. It won't be winning a prize for literature anytime soon but it was a fun and ridiculous quick beach read. You won't(...?) regret reading this. ~ Reviewed by Molly Halpin
Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - March 7th, 2017
Liv has felt like he's lived in the wrong body since elementary school. When his new middle school dress code forces him to wear a skirt, he campaigns to change the policy and to find his public voice and gain acceptance. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell
The classic story of the Gingerbread man with a karate-chop twist! Sensei wants to make a treat for his students, but his ninjabread comes to life and jumps out of the oven, shouting "Try, try as best as you can, you can't beat me, I'm the ninjabread Man!". Will the students be able to defeat the Ninjabread Man? You'll have to read it to find out! Great classroom read for ages K-3rd grade! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore
Meet Ben. Ben is a pretty happy guy. Then he goes on a hike. What follows is a Twilight Zone worthy adventure in a surreal and terrifying world that is hell-bent on making sure Ben doesn't make it home. Featuring demons, giant insects, actual giants and a profane talking crab! ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner