GENRES: Young adult humor, young adult LGBTQ, young adult fantasy
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.
RECOMMENDED AGES: 14+
PAGE COUNT: 201
Reader Comments and Questions:
"The summer before Quinton's summer first year at high school is full of twists and turns, real and imaginary, from robotic rabbits, dread of being crushed by the Freshman Stomp, realizing his best friend isn't one at all, and falling for someone from his past. Told through Quinton's humorous lens to the world make this coming of age story a joy to read. Once again, author Marsh Myers creates a main character you want to hang out with and miss after the book ends."
-Ruth A. Musgrave, author of Mission Shark Rescue, National Geographic Kids
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.
TREY (Goodreads reader): I have read a few of Marsh‘s books and I think I like this one best. Funny and a little nostalgic it’s a simple charming story and an easy read. Something we can all relate to, anxiety about starting high school and falling in love.
Tad (Goodreads reader): Love the cover. Is this book sci fi? No spoilers pleas, just wondering?
Marsh: No, not really sci fi despite the robots. More of a magical realism thing. Hope you enjoy!
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!
Melany (Goodreads reader): When will the sequels due out?
Marsh: Hey, Melany... Thank you for your question and your review. I am currently working in the sequel (as yet unnamed) right now, but realistically we're probably looking at 2 years before it's ready for publication. I will be posting updates here and on my personal website.