Huge congrats and multi-person-jump-in-the-air-freeze-frame-high-fives to Tommy Wallach. His latest novel, THANKS FOR THE TROUBLE, pubs today!
“Yes or no?”
I shrugged again, finally earning a little scowl, which somehow made the girl even more pretty.
“It’s very rude not to answer simple questions,” she said.
I gestured for my journal, but she still wouldn’t give it to me. So I took out my pen and wrote on my palm.
I can’t, I wrote. Then, in tiny letters below it: Now don’t you feel like a jerk?
Parker Santé hasn’t spoken a word in five years. While his classmates plan for bright futures, he skips school to hang out in hotels, killing time by watching the guests. But when he meets a silver-haired girl named Zelda Toth, a girl who claims to be quite a bit older than she looks, he’ll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for.
“An absorbing coming-of-age narrative about the power of connection.” (Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW)
“A unique and compelling tale. The narrator’s hilariously crass but poignant voice is sure to intrigue even the most reluctant of readers.” (School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW)
“This novel is a good read-alike for John Green fans.” (VOYA)
“Organic and well earned.” (The Horn Book)