Author Todd Hasak-Lowy will be at the Ferndale Public Library on Saturday, May 4th at 2 pm. Todd is the the author of the YA novel 33 Minutes. The Book Beat will have books available for sale at the event.
Sam Lewis is going to get his butt kicked in exactly thirty-three minutes. He knows this because yesterday his ex-best friend Morgan Sturtz told him, “I am totally going to kick your butt tomorrow at recess.” All that’s standing between Sam and this unfortunate butt-kicking is the last few minutes of social studies and his lunch period. But how did Sam and Morgan end up here? How do best friends become EX-best friends? And will Morgan act on his threat? Hilarious and heartfelt, 33 Minutes shows how even the best of friendships aren’t always forever.
*The library has ten copies of the book to give out to kids reading at a 5th-8th grade level. The first ten kids that make down to the library to collect one of the ten copies are asked to commit to reading the book, attend the author visit and come up with a couple of questions to ask the author. Are you in? If so, stop by the Children’s Desk. While supplies last!*
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“Funny, fast-paced, and quite poignant, 33 Minutes beautifully captures one of the greatest heartbreaks of middle school: the end of a friendship.” –R.J. Palacio, New York Times bestselling author of Wonder
“Todd Hasak-Lowy writes for kids and hits the mark . . . The weighty matters of losing a friend and learning how to define oneself without the stability of a longtime pal are front and center in 33 Minutes, but the book also has moments of whimsy.” — Chicago Tribune
“A realistic picture of early teen life . . . though the details are specific–and funny–the sad situation is not unusual.” –Kirkus Review