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About the Book:
SYNOPSIS: Quinton Wyatt's summer break before high school should be nothing but wall-to-wall fun. Instead, his best friend has stopped talking to him; his fiendish older sister has filled his head with tales of a sadistic high school ritual called "The Freshman Stomp"; and his divorced father has started dating the city's most notorious barfly. Maybe a robot rabbit and a boy from his past can help salvage Quinton's vacation and launch him into the difficult — but often hilarious — world of young adulthood.
GENRES: Young adult humor, young adult LGBTQ, young adult fantasy
RECOMMENDED AGES: 14+
Free sample chapter:
Launch Day Updates:
Eddie M: Congrats on the new book. I'll look forward to reading it!
Marsh: Thanks, Eddie! It is much appreciated!
Kenneth B: Without a second thought the book that most inspired me was the first time I read Harry Potter. Why was because what kid doesn't want to be magical?? :)
Sarah S.: Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy From Mars by Daniel Pinkwater. I love how Pinkwater works this story of a boy trying to find his feet in a new town, a new school into not only showing that being different is okay, but there are things that you miss (major things) by trying to be ‘normal’. Weird people are always the more fascinating people in his books.
Ann K.: Okay, while a bit older than when I read Black Beauty, I’ll never forget falling into JRR Tolkien’s world of elves, wizards, hobbits, and Orcs. The magic of it lasts to this day, and I can proudly admit to having read the Hobbit and the Trilogy at least 6 times from my original read.
Max M.: In my opinion, James and the Giant Peach never goes outta style for kids!
Steven P.: Is this book illustrated? It looks like from the sample chapter that it might be. Thanks.
Marsh: Steven, the book has small pen and ink drawings throughout, but mostly as chapter title illustrations.
Carrie E.: I think my answer would be charolette's web. I remember it was the first book to really make me cry.
Lisa Y: Where can I buy the book?
Marsh: The best place is on Amazon or on my sister site, darkandfevereddreams.com
Jim T.: How to Eat Fried Worms by Thmas Rockwell because it was wonderfully repulsive for a young boy to even think about.
Brooke M.: I read "The Hobbit" in elementary school and found that imaginary world to be fascinating. That book, coupled with the release of the film "Star Wars", led me to start reading other sci-fi & fantasy books by such authors as Issac Asimov, Tolkien, Ray Bradbury, Miriam Zimmer Bradley, etc. I then branched out to historical fiction as well as some classics like "The Three Musketeers". I am still a huge fan of sci-fi and fantasy and an avid reader to this day.
Ian P.: The Red Badge of Courage was a book I remember being forced to read in school and at the time I think I hated it. Years later tho is still comes back to me so I guess it was impactful despite my intentions at the time just to get thru it. LOL
Edith O.: I think I was in elementary school and our librarian read us Where the wild things Are. It was both the story and the fanciful detailed illustrations that caught my eye then and now!!!
Brooke M.: Where does this book take place? I see a lot of cacti on your webpage so I was just curious. Thanks.
Marsh: The book is set during the summer of 1977 in Tucson, Arizona.
Ann K.: Just finished your free downloaded chapter and omg, every sentence pulled me in. Wow Marsh. Don’t forget me when you’re famous!
Marsh: Thank you so much, Ann! I hope you enjoy the rest of the book as much!