Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci

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A Time Magazine 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time Selection

"This novel's funny first-person narrative will grab teens (and not just sci-fi fans) with its romance and the screwball special effects."—Booklist

Meet Egg. Her real name is Victoria Jurgen, but she's renamed herself after the kick-ass heroine of her favorite sci-fi movie, TERMINAL EARTH. Like her namesake, Egg dresses all in white, colors her eyebrows, and shaves her head. She always knows the right answers, she's always in control, and she's far too busy — taking photos for the school paper, meeting with the Science Fiction and Fantasy Club, and hanging out at the "creature shop" with her dad, the special-effects makeup wizard — to be bothered with friends, much less members of the opposite sex. As far as Egg is concerned, she's boy proof, and she likes it that way. But then Egg meets a boy named Max, a boy who's smart and funny and creative and cool . . . and happens to like Egg. Could this be the end of the world — at least as Egg knows it?

About Cecil Castellucci

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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 10, 2011 by Candlewick. 208 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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This character study of a rebellious Los Angeles teen has enough quirky features taken from sci-fi fantasy to keep reluctant readers interested.

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For readers who like books about relationships and people transcending their own limitations as they reach out to others, BOY PROOF is a great read.

Oct 18 2011 | Read Full Review of Boy Proof

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