- Imprint: Amulet Paperbacks
- Publication Date: September 19, 2017
- Price: $8.99
- Trim Size: 6 x 8
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-2371-1
- EAN: 9781419723711
- Page Count: 248
- Illustrations: 50 black and white illustrations
- Format: Paperback
- Rights: World/All
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What do you get when you mix a sci-fi nerd, a cartoonist, a social outcast, and the most popular girl in school with a mysterious bus crash? Some very specific—and mighty odd—superpowers. Martina can change her eye color; Nick can teleport four inches to the left; Farshad can develop super strength, but only in his thumbs; and Cookie can read minds, when those minds are thinking about directions.
Starring a diverse group of kids, this series’ multiple narrators make for a quirky, contemporary read that tackles identity and stereotypes. Praised widely, Ignatow’s characters have been called “very real” by the New York Times and “completely convincing” by the New Yorker.
**STARRED REVIEW**— Kirkus Reviews
"Ignatow turns on its head the classic middle school good kids-vs.-the populars/bullies trope... Hilarious and revealing, this series opener is a must-have."
"There’s plenty here to spark curiosity, and the characters are memorable—it will be interesting to see how their wonky powers can be used in future outings. Fans of the author’s Popularity Papers series will be pleased to see this new outing."— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This offering has plenty of reader appeal, with an ending designed to hook kids into the next installment."— School Library Journal
"This fast-paced story is part graphic novel, part traditional text with a story that shows how diversity can be a strength."— School Library Connection
About the author
Amy Ignatow is a cartoonist and the author of the Popularity Papers series of scrapbook-style illustrated novels. She is a graduate of Moore College of Art and Design and lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two kids. On rare occasions, she enjoys sleeping.