Beige Cover


By Cecil Castellucci

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763630669, 307pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2007

Dad's an aging L.A. punk rocker known as the Rat. Daughter's a buttoned-up neat freak who d rather be anywhere else. Can this summer be saved?
Now that she's exiled from Canada to sunny Los Angeles, Katy figures she ll bury her nose in a book and ignore the fact that she's spending two weeks with her father punk name: the Rat a recovered addict and drummer for the famously infamous band Suck. Even though Katy doesn t want to be there, even though she feels abandoned by her mom, even though the Rat's place is a mess and he's not like anything she d call a father, Katy won t make a fuss. After all, she is a nice girl, a girl who is quiet and polite, a girl who smiles, a girl who is, well, beige. Or is she? From the author of BOY PROOF and THE QUEEN OF COOL comes an edgy new L.A. novel full of humor, heart, and music.

About the Author
Cecil Castellucci's books include "Boy Proof" (Candlewick, 2005), "The Plain Janes" (Minx/DC Comics, 2007), "The Year of the Beasts" (Roaring Brook, 2012), and "Tin Star "(a 2015 Sunburst Award Winner). 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.