Damned If You Do

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$18.99  $17.66
Page Street YA
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5.7 X 8.6 X 1.2 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
Alex Brown is a queer biracial Filipino American writer who was the showrunner's assistant on the final season of Supernatural and the upcoming Resident Evil TV adaptation for Netflix. Alex was one of the inaugural recipients of the SCBWI On-The-Verge Emerging Voices award, was a Tin House Scholar for their YA Winter '21 Workshop, and a finalist for the 2021 Walter Grant. She is also the co-creator of the narrative podcast, The Bridge, which has well over a million downloads.

"Filipino cultural and mythological elements add refreshing notes to rapid-fire Buffy the Vampire Slayer-style action, while heartening found family dynamics counterbalance dark depictions of abuse in this intense adventure."
--Publishers Weekly

"Brown strikes a delicate balance between light and dark, showing readers that the grimmest parts of ourselves are worth accepting. Damned If You Do is mature and complex while making plenty of space for humor, friendship and love, affirming the power of relationships to help us grow in ways that feel impossible on our own."

"Owing much to TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural, Brown's loving homage to fun, paranormal adventure series contains fresh elements that make this novel her own, including a strong infusion of Filipino folklore and a prominent queer romance [...] light and fast paced."

"Fans of black comedy will enjoy the quirky plot, preposterous premise of a demon trapped in a Precious Moments Maleficent figurine, and scenes of gory violence sprinkled with sardonic commentary."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Brown delivers on both snark and heart here, giving readers an impressively built plot while never losing sight of Cordelia as a wounded soul [...] who has used a combination of biting wit, self-deprecation, and sheer force of will to withstand the lasting damage of her father's abuse."