Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12 to 18
- Grade: 7 to 12
This sweetly snarky, romantic YA novel follows Edan as she tries to gather the strength to be the hero in her own real life even as she connects with her dream boy at a costume competition.
When Edan Kupferman dresses up like her favorite character, Gargantua, she feels tall and powerful. That's important right now, because her family is a mess, her best friend is gone for the summer, her crush is confusing, and Edan's feeling small and not sure which end is up. When Edan's cosplaying, she can be angry, loud, and not the good girl everyone thinks she is. And when she's at conventions, she feels like she's found her own Team Tomorrow. But when her personal life starts to spiral out of control, Edan has to figure out whether she needs a sidekick, or if she has the strength to be the hero of her own story.
About the author
Cecil Castellucci grew up in New York City and is the author of such young adult novels as Rose Sees Red, Boy Proof, and The Year of the Beast, as well as the comic books The Plain Janes, Janes in Love, and Shade: The Changing Girl. Currently, Cecil Castellucci lives in Los Angeles. You can learn more about her at misscecil.com.
- Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
Other titles by Cecil Castellucci
Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories Volume 1--Rebels and Resistance
Stone in the Sky
Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins--Yasha Nydoorin
Black Hammer: Visions Volume 2
Soupy Leaves Home (Second Edition)
Gothic Tales of Haunted Love
A Gothic Romance Graphic Novel Anthology