Lauren Myracle brings her signature frank, funny, and insightful writing to this novel of a teenage boy's coming-of-age.
Paul Walden is not an alpha lobster, the hypermasculine crustacean king who intimidates the other male lobsters, beds all the lady lobsters, and wins at life. At least not according to the ego-bursting feedback he's given in his freshman seminar. But Paul finds a funny, faithful friend in Roby Smalls, and maybe - oh god, please - he's beginning to catch the interest of smart, beautiful Natalia Gutierrez. Cruising through high school as a sauced-out, rap-loving beta lobster suits Paul fine, and if life ever gets him down? Smoke a little weed, crunch a few pills...it's all good.
But in the treacherous currents of teenage culture, it's easy to get pulled under. With perfect frankness, Lauren Myracle lays bare the life of one boy as he navigates friendship, love, loss, and addiction. It's life at its most ordinary and most unforgettable. Candlewick Press - Spring 2020
Age Range: From 14 to 0
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Walker Books US, April 2020
Product Dimensions: 9 L × 6 W × 0 H
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