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Young Adult Fiction Peer Pressure

Saving Montgomery Sole

by (author) Mariko Tamaki

Publisher
PRH Canada Young Readers
Initial publish date
Apr 2016
Category
Peer Pressure, Bullying, Alternative Family
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780670070015
    Publish Date
    Apr 2016
    List Price
    $22.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780143180968
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
    $12.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781626722712
    Publish Date
    Apr 2016
    List Price
    $20.5

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12

Description

A beautiful, offbeat novel from Mariko Tamaki, co-creator of the bestselling Printz Honor and Caldecott Honor Book This One Summer
Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, a girl with two moms forced to go to a school full of homophobes and people who don't even know what irony is. Her saving grace--her two best friends, Thomas and Naoki. Monty's obsessed with paranormal mysteries like ESP, astrology, superpowers, and the healing powers of frozen yogurt, but when strange things actually start happening to Monty, she realizes that the greatest mystery of all is herself. Thoughtful, funny, and honest, this book will make you want to laugh and cry over a big cup of frozen yogurt with extra toppings and your best friends at your side.

About the author

Mariko Tamaki is a writer and performer. Her work includes the novella Cover Me, creative non-fiction collections True Lies and Fake ID, comics Emiko Superstar (with Steve Rolston) and Skim (with Jillian Tamaki), and the young adult novel (You) Set Me on Fire. Her debut as a screenwriter/actor, Happy 16th Birthday Kevin, premiered at the Inside Out Festival in Toronto in May 2013. Mariko’s stories have been broadcast on national radio and she has appeared on stages, in various incarnations of herself, across North America. Mariko can be found online at @marikotamaki and marikotamaki.blogspot.ca.

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Awards

  • Nominated, OLA Best Bets for Young Adult Fiction

Editorial Reviews

Selection - 2017 Rainbow Book List, Young Adult Fiction
PRAISE FOR Saving Montgomery Sole:
"Montgomery's slow confrontation with reality creates a realistic, satisfying arc, and Tamaki's economical storytelling results in dimensional characters whose struggles feel viscerally real." --Publishers Weekly
"While the themes are mature, the writing and characters are accessible for younger middle school readers; this would make a strong addition to most school or public library YA collections." --School Library Journal
"Mariko Tamaki gives good misfit. In a YA field crowded with stock outcasts, Tamaki’s weirdos stand out for never being merely the sum of a few obvious quirks or emotions . . . Monty and her friends could’ve hung around for another hundred pages, and I wouldn’t have minded a bit." --Quill & Quire
"It reads like a sitcom directed by Alexander Payne; while it’s dark and hilarious, it’s also true-to-life, honest and some genuine heart-warming 'aww' moments sneak in along the way." --Globe and Mail

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