Peanut by Ayun Halliday

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Sadie’s allergy may be fake, but the sentiments in “Peanut” are not, and that’s what matters. For adolescents, reality is often more about how you feel about things than about the facts themselves.
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"Before you write me off as a delusional psycho, think about what it's like to be thrown into a situation where everyone knows everyone . . . and no one knows you." Sadie has the perfect plan to snag some friends when she transfers to Plainfield High-pretend to have a peanut allergy. But what happens when you have to hand in that student health form your unsuspecting mom was supposed to fill out? And what if your new friends want to come over and your mom serves them snacks? (Peanut butter sandwich, anyone?) And then there's the bake sale, when your teacher thinks you ate a brownie with peanuts. Graphic coming-of-age novels have huge cross-over potential, and Peanut is sure to appeal to adults and teens alike.
 

About Ayun Halliday

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AYUN HALLIDAY is the author of the picture book, Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo, and four memoirs, notably No Touch Monkey!: And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late. She writes and illustrates the East Village Inky, a parenting zine. She lives with her husband, Greg Kotis, the creator of the Tony-winning musical Urinetown, and two children. PAUL HOPPE is the author and illustrator of two picture books, Hat and The Woods. He also illustrated Metal Man by Aaron Reynolds. He is the co-founder of the comic anthology, Rabid Rabbit.


Author Residence: Brooklyn, NY


Author Hometown: Indianapolis, IN PAUL HOPPE is the author and illustrator of two picture books, Hat and The Woods. He also illustrated Metal Man by Aaron Reynolds. He is the co-founder of the comic anthology, Rabid Rabbit.Illustrator Residence: Brooklyn, NYIllustrator Hometown: Poland
 
Published December 26, 2012 by Schwartz & Wade. 216 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction
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Reviewed by Pamela Paul on Jan 23 2013

Sadie’s allergy may be fake, but the sentiments in “Peanut” are not, and that’s what matters. For adolescents, reality is often more about how you feel about things than about the facts themselves.

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