By David Macinnis Gill
(Greenwillow Books, Paperback, 9780061673030, 384pp.)
Publication Date: September 2010
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The devil made 'em do it.
Girl meets boy at a car wash. And probably this would have been a sweet teen romance . . . except that the girl's grandfather sold his soul for a classic Cadillac and he used her soul as collateral, too. Which the devil has come to collect, along with the car. Now eighteen-year-old Bug Smoot has to fight for both. Good thing she knows how to fight dirty. Good thing nothing frightens Bug Smoot: not the repo man, not the paranormal creatures, not sÉances or driving too fast. And good thing that boy from the car wash is actually a supernatural secret agent.
This is one helluva ride.
David Macinnis Gill is a former high school teacher. In a starred review, Kirkus called his first novel, Soul Enchilada, an "action-packed power-punch of a debut."
“In this fun spin on the age-old danger of deals with the devil, readers will cheer and worry as sassy Eunice ‘Bug’ Smoot fights both the literal and metaphorical demons that plague her. Wonderful and unexpectedly touching, this is a book meant for re-reading. Good stuff!”
-Melissa Marr, New York Times Bestselling Author of Wicked Lovely
“Soul Enchilada is smart and funny and a bunch of fun to read. For years David Gill has been a powerful voice for Young Adult literature; now he is a powerful voice of Young Adult literature…You’re gonna love Bug.”
-Chris Crutcher, author of Deadline
“I want you all to know you are in for a treat when David Gill’s Soul Enchilada comes out next year. It has, hands down, one of the most unique premises, setting, and voices I have heard in a long time!”
-Mary Pearson, author of The Adoration of Jenna Fox
“Gill scores big in this action-packed, power-punch of a debut…All readers can do is buckle their seatbelts, close their eyes and take the plunge.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Gill…knows what will make teens laugh.”