Saving Montgomery Sole (Prebound)
"Saving Montgomery Sole" is a beautiful and offbeat novel from Mariko Tamaki, co-creator of the bestselling Printz Honor and Caldecott Honor Book "This One Summer."
Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, forced to go to a school full of jocks and girls who don't even know what irony is. It would all be impossible if it weren't for her best friends, Thomas and Naoki. The three are also the only members of Jefferson High's Mystery Club, dedicated to exploring the weird and unexplained, from ESP and astrology to super powers and mysterious objects.
Then there's the Eye of Know, the possibly powerful crystal amulet Monty bought online. Will it help her predict the future or fight back against the ignorant jerks who make fun of Thomas for being gay or Monty for having two moms? Maybe the Eye is here just in time, because the newest resident of their small town is scarier than mothmen, poltergeists, or, you know, gym.
Thoughtful, funny, and painfully honest, Montgomery Sole is someone you'll want to laugh and cry with over a big cup of frozen yogurt with extra toppings.
About the Author
Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian writer. Her works include the graphic novels "This One Summer" and "Skim, "both with Jillian Tamaki, and "Emiko Superstar," with Steve Rolston. Her first YA novel "(You) Set Me on Fire" was published by Penguin Canada. She lives in Oakland, California.