Before I say goodbye to Phoebe for a while, here are some behind-the-scenes photos and snapshots from our lovely launch at The King’s English.
(I mixed in some professional reviews too.)
Note: pictures taken by the multi-talented Shawn Saunders and Hannah Leigh Garrett.
Second note: The ant’s name is Ulysses S. Ant.
“Entertaining, sardonic, and covers themes of teenage confidence, independence, friendship, and justice.” -School Library Journal
“Phoebe makes a delightful narrator, having just the right amount of sass and befuddlement, which only increases as she realizes that she may in fact be transforming into a Shiver herself . . . There's a touch of existential contemplation—it's hard to avoid when you've called up the image of a man in the heavens—making this a satisfying mix of mild adolescent angst and creature feature comedy.” —BCCB (starred review)
"This book is wild, weird, hilarious, heartfelt, imaginative, and inventive. The spirit of Kurt Vonnegut is alive and well in its pages." -Jeff Zentner (award-winning author of The Serpent King)
“Phoebe is a plucky, snarky heroine, and her fantastic adventure will entertain teens . . . A fluffy romp with heart and action.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This high-concept meta-narrative works on multiple levels, from its good-natured ribbing of common tropes (like “the gay girl always dies”) to its commentary on female agency, but, more importantly, it’s frightfully fun.” —Booklist (starred review)
Thank you, everyone, for everything.