This month's book club book is Beetle & the Hollow Bones by Aliza Layne! We will be meeting on Friday, February 11th at 7:30 pm in an online video chat! You can RSVP & add the event to your calendar here. The meeting link is also in the sidebar of this blog (look to your right!)
Aliza Layne is a cartoonist, illustrator, and storyteller. She is the creator of Demon Street, a long-form fantasy webcomic for all ages. Her Halloween costumes have elicited the phrases "theatrical," "don't you think you're going a little overboard," and "oh, we remember you from last year." Beetle and the Hollowbones is her first graphic novel and a Stonewall Honor Book. Visit Aliza at AlizaLayne.com.
So, what's the book about?
Then there's twelve-year-old goblin-witch Beetle, who's caught in between. She'd rather skip being homeschooled completely and spend time with her best friend, Blob Glost. But the mall is getting boring, and B.G. is cursed to haunt it, tethered there by some unseen force. And now Beetle's old best friend, Kat, is back in town for a sorcery apprenticeship with her Aunt Hollowbone. Kat is everything Beetle wants to be: beautiful, cool, great at magic, and kind of famous online. Beetle's quickly being left in the dust.
But Kat's mentor has set her own vile scheme in motion. If Blob Ghost doesn't escape the mall soon, their afterlife might be coming to a very sticky end. Now, Beetle has less than a week to rescue her best ghost, encourage Kat to stand up for herself, and confront the magic she's been avoiding for far too long. And hopefully ride a broom without crashing.
An enchanting, riotous, and playfully illustrated debut graphic novel following a young goblin trying to save her best friend from the haunted mall--perfect for fans of Steven Universe and Adventure Time.
Finally, you can RSVP & add this event to your personal calendar--do that here! We hope to see you at our next meeting!
Reviews & Interviews
Review: Beetle & the Hollowbones by Aliza Layne -- The Nerd Daily
Interview: Aliza Layne -- MG Book Village
Adventure Time meets Moomintroll? Chatting with Aliza Layne about BEETLE & THE HOLLOWBONES -- School Library Journal Blog
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