7 Kinds of Ordinary Catastrophes
By Amber Kizer
(Delacorte Press, Hardcover, 9780385734325, 304pp.)
Publication Date: April 5, 2011
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Okay, so here's the deal: there are books about volcanoes erupting and meteorites hitting Earth and plane crashes where the survivors have to eat people—those are extraordinary crises.
That's not what this book is about. I'm more the ordinary catastrophe type. This second semester of my sophomore year, there are basically 7 KINDS OF ORDINARY CATASTROPHES: high school, boys, heartbreak, family, job, friends, and the future.
Well, I guess everyone's life is full of ordinary catastrophes. These are mine. Hi, I'm Gert Garibaldi. Welcome to my crazy life.
AMBER KIZER lives in the Seattle area on a veritable Noah's Ark, with a pair of dogs, a pair of cats, fifteen pairs of chickens, and uncounted pairs of shoes—without the big boat and only some of the rain. For more information about Amber, check out www.AmberKizer.com.
Praise for One Butt Cheek at a Time:
“Readers will be cheering [Gert] along as she learns to follow her instincts instead of her illusions. A shot in the arm of an otherwise tiresomely formulaic genre.”—School Library Journal