Boy Proof

By Cecil Castellucci
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763623333, 208pp.)

Publication Date: February 2005

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A "Time" Magazine 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time Selection
What happens when an antisocial cinephile meets up with the worldly new guy at school -- a quick-witted artist who's savvy enough to see through her sci-fi disguise?
Meet Egg. Her real name is Victoria Jurgen, but she's renamed herself after the kick-ass heroine of her favorite sci-fi movie, TERMINAL EARTH. Like her namesake, Egg dresses all in white, colors her eyebrows, and shaves her head. She always knows the right answers, she's always in control, and she's far too busy -- taking photos for the school paper, meeting with the Science Fiction and Fantasy Club, and hanging out at the "creature shop" with her dad, the special-effects makeup wizard -- to be bothered with friends, much less members of the opposite sex. As far as Egg is concerned, she's boy proof, and she likes it that way. But then Egg meets a boy named Max, a boy who's smart and funny and creative and cool . . . and happens to like Egg. Could this be the end of the world -- at least as Egg knows it?



About the Author
Cecil Castellucci's books include "Boy Proof" (Candlewick, 2005), "The Plain Janes" (Minx/DC Comics, 2007), and "The Year of the Beasts" (Roaring Brook, 2012). She collaborated with artist Sara Varon on "Odd Duck, "a graphic novel for young readers. She is the YA editor of the "Los Angeles Review of Books" and a two-time Macdowell Fellow. She lives in Los Angeles.
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