The Supervillain's Guide to Being a Fat Kid

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.2 X 1.2 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780063008038

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About the Author

Matt Wallace is the Hugo nominated author of Rencor: Life in Grudge City and the Sin du Jour series, and he won a Hugo Award alongside Mur Lafferty for the fancast Ditch Diggers. He's also penned more than a hundred short stories in addition to writing for film and television. In his youth, he traveled the world as a professional wrestler and unarmed combat and self-defense instructor before retiring to write full-time. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Nikki.

Reviews

"I love kids with big dreams, and MJ is a heroine to root for. Bump introduces readers to the world of professional wrestling while also telling a story about grief, friends that become family, and finding your voice. An entertaining and heartwarming read!"--Janae Marks, author of From the Desk of Zoe Washington
Praise for Bump: "My favorite books have two things: A world I've never seen before and a great character to experience it with. Bump delivers both in a heartfelt, powerful way. I loved stepping into the world of small-time professional wrestling with M.J. I winced every time she took a hit inside the ring and out, and I cheered every time she got up. What a great middle-grade debut. I truly cannot wait to see what Matt Wallace does next." --Greg van Eekhout, author of Voyage of the Dogs and Cog
"If self-confidence, friendship, and the never ending question of 'who are the good guys' were ingredients, then this book would be an amazing cake. This book also features an amazing cake." --Mur Lafferty, author of Solo: A Star Wars Story and Minecraft: The Lost Journals
Confronting the assumption that physical appearance correlates to morality or worth and reinforcing the idea that individual choices and actions show a person's true self, Wallace writes a triumphant arc of self-acceptance that extends to developing personal ethics and boundaries.--Publishers Weekly
Matt Wallace makes every pro-wrestling fan's dream come true in Bump. Not only does he know his way around a wrestling ring, but he knows how to tell a story. Middle-school gymnast turned wrestler MJ isn't just trying to find herself, but the courage to be herself, in a world where cliques, cruelty, unfairness, and grief beat you down. But you don't stay down: Bump teaches you that, in both life and Lucha, there's always a surprise move that can save you from defeat and pin your opponent--and your fears--down for the three-count.--Carlos Hernandez, Pura Belpré Award-winning author of the Sal and Gabi series
"A funny and heartfelt underdog tale that I couldn't put down!--Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin'
"I wish I had this book when I was a kid, but I'm glad kids have it now. Smart, funny, and sweet."--Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author of Dust & Grim and Star Wars: Aftermath
"A hilarious, playful, and refreshingly relatable take on the superhero genre that teaches the non-caped among us how to discover the hero hidden inside."--John David Anderson, acclaimed author of Posted and Ms. Bixby's Last Day
"Matt Wallace has created a frank, fresh, funny, and FAT take on what it means to stand up for yourself and claim your own power. It is truly original and deeply needed and I can't wait for every kid to read it."--Angie Manfredi, editor of The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce
An exciting romp full of good advice and featuring a fun protagonist.--Kirkus Reviews