Beige by Cecil Castellucci

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Exiled from Canada to Los Angeles, Katy can't believe she is spending the summer with her father—punk name: the Rat—a recovered addict and drummer for the band Suck. Even though Katy 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, Kathy won't make a fuss. After all, she is 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 L.A. novel full of humor, heart, and music.

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Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including The Year of the Beasts, Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, and First Day on Earth. She is the YA editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books and Children’s Correspondence Coordinator for The Rumpus. Her most recent book is a graphic novel illustrated by Sara Varon, Odd Duck, published by First Second Books. For more information, go to
Published May 22, 2012 by Candlewick. 320 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fourteen-year-old Katy desperately doesn’t want to leave her mother and her nice life in Montreal to spend two whole weeks with her almost-famous drummer father, nicknamed “The Rat.” Katy doesn’t even like music and tries to bury herself in books, but can’t escape Lake, the rocker girl assigned t...

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Auel - Fiction, Historical Fiction ...

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No one will be surprised when Katy and her dad start to build a relationship (or when Katy and Lake -- the teen punk rock singer behind her Beige nickname -- finally bond).

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Cecil Castellucci has written a punk rock fairy tale for nice girls.

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