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The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold
May 22, 2018 | 432 Pages
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The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik is an epic wonder that only David Arnold could have dreamed up. You’ll marvel at every glowing page as powerhouse Arnold tells a blazing, transporting story of love and history and mystery and more.” —Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not and They Both Die at the End

Praise for David Arnold’s Kids of Appetite:

New York Times Bestseller

“Arnold’s funny and touching second novel is about many things: making peace with the past; the families we create; abstract painting; and what it means to be a ‘genuine heart-thinker’ . . . Arnold has a talent for stringing together words in just the right, jumbled order. His sentences are arrows.” —The New York Times Book Review

“[In] David Arnold’s follow-up to last year’s wonderful Mosquitoland . . . Arnold continues to show mastery in crafting relatable teens struggling with dark circumstances . . . They’re a highly enjoyable bunch of outsiders.” —USA Today

“Funny, sweet, utterly heart-wrenching.” —Entertainment Weekly

“A gorgeous, insightful, big-hearted joy of a book. Kids of Appetite made me fall in love with the world a little bit more.” —Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything

Kids of Appetite is one of the most honest, emotional, human books I have ever read. You will feel it. This one’s a life-changer.” —Becky Albertalli, Morris Awardwinning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda 

★ “Showcases a memorable cast of outsiders carving out space for themselves . . . Arnold writes with a Hinton-esque depth and rawness.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ ”Luminous and deeply affecting . . . Beautifully written with compelling voices, evocative allusions and metaphors, and pithy aphorisms, this offers the sentimental cleansing (the kind that comes with tears) that books do best, admirably living up to Mad’s own favorite book, The Outsiders, in its path through tragedy to blessing.” —BCCBstarred review

Praise for David Arnold’s Mosquitoland:

“Arnold proves his worth as a top-notch storyteller on his first literary go-round, which is reminiscent of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off if done by John Hughes with Jack Kerouac. . . Mosquitoland stings in all the right places, which is why it will no doubt be many teenagers’ new favorite book and win over the crustiest old-timer, too.” —USA Today

“David Arnold combines brio with compassion in this captivating first novel, which holds surprises, big and small, right to the end. . . Illuminating” —The Washington Post

“David Arnold’s sparkling, startling, laugh-out-loud debut. . . speaks to the sweetness of life, the courage of love and the blinkers that adolescents may need to remove to see what is truly around them.” —Wall Street Journal

“It’s a breath of fresh air when a novel like David Arnold’s Mosquitoland bucks the usual classifications and stands defiantly alone. . . like any odyssey worth embarking on, what the heroine—and the reader—finds along the way is far more interesting than we ever could have expected.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Memorable” —People

“One of the most talked about books of the year” —Teen Vogue

“In Mosquitoland, David Arnold has created one of the most unique narrative voices to show up in the world of young adult fiction. I don’t remember life before Mim, and I don’t want to. Mosquitoland is equal parts sharp, sad, and surreal.  This book is genius, war paint and all.”
John Corey Whaley, Printz-winning author of Where Things Come Back

“David Arnold’s writing is both heartfelt and hilarious. You will fall in love with Mim, even as her grand journey will keep you guessing. Mosquitoland reminds us that sometimes imperfect is just perfect.”
Ruta SepetysNew York Times bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray

★ “Arnold pens a stunning debut, showcasing a cast of dynamic characters. . . Mesmerizing.” —Kirkus Reviewsstarred review

★ “Wholly enjoyable. . . There is no shortage of humor in Mim’s musings, interspersed with tender scenes and a few heart-pounding surprises. Mim’s triumphant evolution is well worth the journey.” —Publishers Weeklystarred review

★ ”Arnold boldly tackles mental illness and despair, and sexual assault and sexual identity, without ever once losing the bigheartedness of the story. . . In the words of one of Mim’s Greyhound seatmates, Mosquitoland has pizazz—lots and lots of it.” —Bookliststarred review

★ ”Arnold’s characters are captivating and believable. . . This is a very engaging and compelling story about individuals who succeed or fail to manage life’s challenges. An action-packed thriller with a touch of humor and romance.” —School Library Connectionstarred review

★ ”Arnold skillfully sets up doubts in readers’ minds about how reliable Mim’s impressions are, even as her razor-sharp humor and intelligence make us want to believe her. David Arnold is a write to watch.” —Shelf Awarenessstarred review

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