Author(s): Heidicker, Christian McKay, Bosma, Sam,
Date of Publication: 19/09/2019,
Pagination: 320 pages, f-c cvr (spfx: hi-def ink, spot matte, & 5th color),
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,
Published By: Simon & Schuster
Book Classification: Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), Interest age: from c 14 years
From the author of Cure for the Common Universe comes a monster-movie-like novel that bravely challenges perceived notions of beauty, identity, and modern voyeurism. Phoebe Lane is a lightning rod for monsters.
She and her mom are forced to flee flesh-eating plants, blobs from outer space, and radioactive ants. They survive thanks to Phoebe's dad-an invisible titan, whose giant eyes warn them where the next monster attack will take place. All Phoebe wants is to stop running from motel to motel and start living a monster-free life in New York or Paris.
But when her mom mysteriously vanishes, Phoebe is left to fend for herself in small-town Pennybrooke. That's when Phoebe starts to transform... Christian McKay Heidicker returns with a book unlike any other, challenging perceived notions of beauty, identity, and what it means to be a monster.