Saving Montgomery Sole

Saving Montgomery Sole

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Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, forced to go to a school full of jocks and girls who don't know what irony is. Luckily, she has Thomas and Naoki, best friends who are also the only members of Jefferson High's Mystery Club, who explore phenomena from ESP to astrology to super powers. Then there's the Eye of Know, the possibly powerful crystal amulet Monty bought online. Will it help her predict the future or fight back against the ignorant jerks who make fun of Thomas for being gay or Monty for having lesbian mums? Maybe the Eye is here just in time, because the newest resident in town is a right wing reverend who seems out to get her.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 17mm | 210g
  • Square Fish
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1250104408
  • 9781250104403
  • 423,684

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As with Montgomery Sole, my life is made bearable and glorious by a Mystery Club--a group of authors who tell the truth with wit and verve and style. Mariko Tamaki is in this club. . . . She's the coolest member. --Daniel Handler, author of Why We Broke Up Saving Montgomery Sole is a beautiful and eloquent book that perfectly captures the yearning for a mystery larger than ourselves. --Holly Black, author of The Darkest Part of the Forest "A deeply satisfying, smart, and necessary kind of book. Tamaki takes a classic high school narrative and infuses it with magic, queerness, and compelling complexity." --Kate Schatz, author of Rad American Women A-Z Mysticism and emotion live side by side for Montgomery Sole, a teen girl who is trying to unravel both the mysteries of the universe and of other people. I gobbled this book up in one sitting. --Kate Scelsa, author ofFans of the Impossible Life Mariko Tamaki treasures and tears apart the quirky, confounding, and awkwardly beautiful parts of being a teenager, lending her unique talent and authentic voice to a cast of oddballs who also happen to be our neighbors, friends, and family. --Corey Silverberg, author of Sex Is a Funny Word Mariko Tamaki's writing is my comfort food! Try saving Montgomery Sole, end up saving yourself." --Raziel Reid, author of When Everything Feels Like the Movies "A quietly assured story . . . 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, starred review "Tamaki balances the story's lighter and more intense moments through Monty's smart, forthright first-person narration . . . Meanwhile, the well-developed and likable supporting cast raises the novel's emotional stakes . . . Offbeat and authentic--an uncommon treat." --Kirkus Reviews "The characters are refreshingly diverse for YA literature, in both sexuality and race, and the conversations around religion, homophobia, and society are written as if they are a norm of Montgomery's life--never straying into preachy or didactic territory . . . A strong addition to most school or public library YA collections." --School Library Journal
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About Mariko Tamaki

Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian writer. Her works include the graphic novels This One Summer and Skim, both with Jillian Tamaki, and Emiko Superstar, with Steve Rolston. Her first YA novel (You) Set Me on Fire was published by Penguin Canada. She lives in Oakland, California.
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Rating details

1,271 ratings
3.3 out of 5 stars
5 10% (133)
4 29% (371)
3 43% (547)
2 14% (182)
1 3% (38)
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