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From the Newbery Honor author of Hope Was Here, Thwonk isa delightful story overflowing with funny, stylish writing.
Imagine having a personal cupid an actual winged being pop into your life and offer to make your dreams come true. The catch is he can help you in only one way: artistically, academically, or romantically. That's what happens to aspiring photographer Allison Jean (A. J.) McCreary. A. J. knows she should concentrate on getting into a top-notch art school. But she's spent five torturous months obsessed with handsome hunk, Peter Terris. Just one shot from the cupid's bow and thwonk, A. J. will have the undying devotion of handsome Peter...forever."
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 215 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 25.4mm | 136.08g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0142404292
  • 9780142404294
  • 878,935

About Joan Bauer

Joan Bauer ( the author of numerous books for young readers. She received a NewberyHonor Medal forHope Was Here, and theL.A. TimesBook Prize forRules of the Road.The Christopher Award was given to bothHope was HereandClose to Famous, whichalsoreceived the Schneider Family Book Award. Joan is the recipient of numerous state awards voted by readers.School Library Journalsays, When it comes to creating strong, independent, and funnycharacters, Bauer is in a class by herself. Joan Bauer lives in Brooklyn, New York."
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Praise for Thwonk...
"Bauer's buoyant narrative will elicit chuckles as it delivers its message (thwonk!) with the accuracy of a well-aimed arrow from Cupid." -- Publisher's Weekly
"Bauer's forcefully funny writing remains stylish from start to finish."-- BCCB, onThwonk
More praise for Newbery Honor author andNew York Timesbest-seller Joan Bauer...
"Full of fabulous and somewhat flamoyant characters, witty dialogue and memorable scenes... Bauer's best yet." -- SLJ, starred review, on Rules of the Road
"Rich with engaging characters, a light love interest, and dramatic tension in a well-paced plot, this is another great read from Bauer." -- SLJ, on Backwater
"When it comes to creating strong, idependent, and funny teenaged female characters, Bauer is in a class by herself." -- SLJ, starred review, on Hope Was Here
"This laugh-out-loud story is a delight...Ellie proves herself an all-around winner. So is Max and so is this book." -- SLJ, starred review, on Squashed"
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Rating details

1,543 ratings
3.24 out of 5 stars
5 13% (201)
4 26% (395)
3 40% (619)
2 16% (244)
1 5% (84)
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