Pills and Starships

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5.2 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Lydia Millet is the author of seven novels for adults as well as a story collection called Love in Infant Monkeys (2009), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her first book for middle-grade readers, The Fires Beneath the Sea, was one of Kirkus' Best Children's Books of 2011, as well as a Junior Library Guild selection. Millet works as an editor and writer at a nonprofit in Tucson, Arizona, where she lives with her two young children.

Pills and Starships, the first young adult novel by Lydia Millet, offers one thrillingly scary scenario . . . There is much here to enjoy.

-- "Washington Post"
A YA novel that runs counter to nearly every YA trend . . . You'll laugh--until you realize it's too late, and the world has crumbled around you.-- "Brazos Bookstore, Ben's Year in Books roundup"
Millet's dense novel has more in common with philosophy than with fantasy . . . Millet, never a writer to settle into predictable patterns, manages to find beauty in ugly places . . . this is the best thing about Millet's work: it makes you notice the small details of the natural world, makes you recognize those details as holy.-- "The Rumpus"
Dark apocalyptic reading at its best . . . vivid, moving saga that will attract mature teen fans of Divergent, Hunger Games, and similar apocalyptic survival stories.

-- "Midwest Book Review"
Lydia Millet offers a brilliant dystopian novel that eclipses all others written for Young Adults with this beautifully written, dark but ultimately hopeful tale.-- "The Buffalo News"