Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower

320p. S. & S. Sept. 2018. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781481499132.
Gr 8 Up—Phoebe Lane lives in a world where the boys wear letterman jackets, the girls don poodle skirts, her mother continually moves her from town to town fleeing massive monster attacks, and her father is an invisible titan in the sky. When her mother goes missing, Phoebe must contend with small-town police, shady government agencies, and of course, the troubles of high school. If that wasn't enough, then she begins to transform. Heidicker has written a wonderful send-up of the B-movie genre. It's entertaining, sardonic, and covers themes of teenage confidence, independence, friendship, and justice. This is a wonderful and wholly unique entry in teen horror fiction.
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