Billy the Kid Is Not Crazy

By S. F. Guerra; James Davies (Illustrator)
(Two Lions, Hardcover, 9781477817322, 210pp.)

Publication Date: October 15, 2013

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Being a kid is like having two permanent police officers watching you all the time - even when you're going to the bathroom. At least that's how it feels to Billy March. He's been grounded for 63% of the past month. The thing is, every time Billy almost gets his parents trust back, his mind wanders off, and he causes another disaster Like the time he and his best friend Keenan decided to play droid war in a parking lot and ended up launching a shopping cart into a car. . . . Now Mom and Dad are threatening to send Billy to a psychologist. They may even make him take brain drugs But deep down, Billy really worries that Dad wishes he had a different son. He ll never be as perfect as his two sisters. Maybe he doesn t belong in this family at all. But maybe, just maybe, talking to a shrink won t be as terrible as Billy thinks. Even if the doctor's last name sounds eerily like the word grave. . . .

About the Author
Stephanie Guerra is the author of the young adult novel Torn. Kirkus Reviews called her a strong new voice, and Booklist praised the book s strong voice and complex characters. Stephanie teaches children s literature in the College of Education at Seattle University. She also serves as the Seattle host for the teen fiction blog Readergirlz. Billy the Kid Is Not Crazy is her first novel for middle grade readers. Stephanie lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and children. Learn more:

James Davies is a London-based illustrator, author, and pro-wrestling expert who grew up in the 1980s and loved to draw videogame bad guys and dig in the garden for dinosaur bones. Since then, James has gone to college, gotten a haircut or two, and is extremely busy working on all kinds of book projects.
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