The Teenager’s Guide to Surviving a Fairy Tale

I am a spirit. No, not a spirit guide. I am Astrid, the spirit of a star.

After Astrid, the celestial princess and north star, is cast from heaven to be a narrator, she falls into a wishing well. Emmie, an innocent thirteen-year-old genius, makes a wish on Astrid’s star that changes her classmates’ lives forever. They’re stolen into a magical world with wondrous people. They encounter eight dwarves running A’Dwarfable Diamond Couture, the owners of Fabulous Fairy Godmother Boutique, Queen Scarlet of the Wolves, murderous Prince Edwin, purrfect Prince Leo, and more.

During cases of mistaken identity, the teens trade roles with classic characters. But their quirky personalities change the fairy tale’s script. Usagi is a Judo master, Jake is painfully shy, Francis is in love with himself, Emmie is a bullied genius, Danielle is prideful and dramatic, Aurora has a service dog named Prince, Kris is a kleptomaniac, Sammie is a surfer, and Sunflower is a hippie.

Together, will they grant Emmie’s wish? Or will they be stuck in a fairy tale forever? Can they win the battle in the land of Fragmented Glass against the Ice Queen?
-Excerpt taken from Goodreads […]

Tune It Out

A 2020 BookExpo Book Buzz Pick

From the author of the acclaimed Roll with It comes a moving novel about a girl with a sensory processing disorder who has to find her own voice after her whole world turns upside down.

Lou Montgomery has the voice of an angel, or so her mother tells her and anyone else who will listen. But Lou can only hear the fear in her own voice. She’s never liked crowds or loud noises or even high fives; in fact, she’s terrified of them, which makes her pretty sure there’s something wrong with her.

When Lou crashes their pickup on a dark and snowy road, child services separate the mother-daughter duo. Now she has to start all over again at a fancy private school far away from anything she’s ever known. With help from an outgoing new friend, her aunt and uncle, and the school counselor, she begins to see things differently. A sensory processing disorder isn’t something to be ashamed of, and music might just be the thing that saves Lou—and maybe her mom, too.
-Excerpt taken from Goodreads […]