By Cecil Castellucci
(Candlewick, Paperback, 9780763627966, 208pp.)
Publication Date: August 8, 2006
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"This novel's funny first-person narrative will grab teens (and not just sci-fi fans) with its romance and the screwball special effects." — BOOKLIST
An AMERICAN BOOKSELLER "Pick of the Lists" Selection
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "Flying Start" Selection
"Egg's journey to shed her trappings and to confidently inhabit her own character is one readers won't want to miss." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)
"Castellucci's brooding, smart, self-confident narrator gives a . . . warts-and-all glimpse into Hollywood." — THE HORN BOOK
"A fresh voice that will be immediately appealing to readers."
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Cecil Castellucci grew up in New York City. She is a writer, a filmmaker, an actress, and a singer-songwriter, and engages in many other creative pursuits. She is also an avid science fiction fan: as a testament to her devotion, she lived for six weeks on Hollywood Boulevard, waiting for the opening of STAR WARS: EPISODE ONE. "Sci-fi fandom is always given such a bad rap," she says. "I'm a card-carrying geek and proud of it." Currently, Cecil Castellucci lives in Los Angeles, in the "belly of the beast" known as Hollywood. This is her first book with Candlewick Press.
"Victoria — aka Egg — may be boy proof, but readers will find Cecil Castellucci's fully-inhabited narrator irresistible. A prayer for the wayward, Boy Proof is witty, tender-hearted and compulsively readable." — Ron Koertge, author of STONER & SPAZ — Ron Koertge