The Anti-Book

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Rocky Pond Books
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.4 X 1.4 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780525552413

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About the Author

Raphael Simon is an author who lives in Pasadena, CA, with his husband and twin daughters. He is definitely not the alter ego of infamously anonymous author Pseudonymous Bosch, writer of the New York Times bestselling Secret Series and the Bad Books.

Reviews

Filled with clever wordplay and puns come-to-life. Its world crackles with imagination . . . The Anti-Book is a surprisingly powerful, formula-breaking coming-of-age story. --New York Times

★ Simon's omniscient narrator speaks to readers with equal parts humor, sarcasm, and intrigue. Short, quick-moving chapters, filled with dialogue and action, will keep the interest of its target audience . . . the strange, fantastical nature of this book is a fresh and welcome remix of the coming-of-age genre. --School Library Journal, starred review

Lively interstitial illustrations show the White tween in both realistic and fantastical settings . . . Short sentences and a fast-moving plot will especially appeal to reluctant readers. A bubble-gum story disguising some real substance. --Kirkus

Simon offers wacky, inventive sidekicks and plenty of humor, but it's also weirdly refreshing to adventure with a grumpy protagonist truly wallowing in his misery. On the flip side, it's heartening to watch Mickey grow in self-love and self-awareness and ultimately realize that he has been papering over deeper emotions with surface complaints. A sweetly silly but satisfying concoction. --Booklist

With this fast-paced, humorous adventure, Simon explores the complicated interplay of negative emotions as Mickey learns to confront his shifting 'states of mind' and cope with the world around him. --Publishers Weekly

"This book will move you, make you laugh, and change the way you think. A mind-bending experience, unlike anything you've ever read before." --Adam Gidwitz, author of The Inquisitor's Tale

"This exciting, clever, and ultimately moving book deserves a place on the same shelf as our most beloved children's fantasies." --Trenton Lee Stewart, author of The Mysterious Benedict Society

"Wildly original. Witty. Whimsical. This book is clever and full of good humor. Kids (and their parents) will love it. --Holly Goldberg Sloan, author of Counting by 7s

"Quirky, snarky, and fast-paced. I'm very much pro The Anti-Book. I loved it!" --Chris Grabenstein, author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

"Rafi Simon has created a wildly inventive world and a story that is both deep and deeply funny." --Stuart Gibbs, author of Spy School