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Trouble Is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly
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Jun 07, 2016 | ISBN 9780147515438

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***Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year***

“I am in awe of Tromly because of what she has pulled off—a funny, realistic teen crime caper. Do you know how hard it is to get those right? It’s basically impossible. But this book sings.”—Jesse Andrews, author of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and The Haters

“In what reads like a combination of Veronica Mars and The Breakfast Club, debut author Tromly creates a screwball mystery with powerful crossover appeal.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This debut novel sparkles. Absolutely nothing slows down the pace of this outrageous romp. . . . This is one of those rare books that promises something unique and actually delivers beyond expectation. At least one copy belongs in every young adult collection.”—VOYA, starred review

“Fast-talking, suit-wearing Digby is an exasperating teenage Sherlock—sharply observant, impatient with social niceties, and unafraid of authority figures. . . . Fans of Veronica Mars and Elementary will find much to like here . . . Zoe’s sarcastic first-person narration is fresh and funny . . . an offbeat and entertaining caper.”—Kirkus

“An engrossing and satisfying read . . . Hand this one out along with a Chandler or Hammett classic and the first season of Veronica Mars.”—BCCB, starred review

“A fast-paced story. . . . Readers will find a sharply drawn character in the irrepressible Zoe, who’s as dubious about Digby’s methods as she is curious about whether or not she can live up to his daredevilry.”—SLJ

“With acerbic banter and a healthy dose of high-school high jinks, screenwriter Tromly weaves together traditional elements of teen stories to create a Breakfast Club for a new century.”—Booklist


Arthur Ellis Award – Best Juvenile/Young Adult Crime Book WINNER 2016

ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Reluctant Readers NOMINEE 2015

Nevada Young Readers Award NOMINEE 2019

New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book Award NOMINEE 2019

North Carolina Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2016

Amazon Best of the Month SELECTION

American Library Association’s YALSA Reluctant Reader Award SELECTION 2016

AudioFile Earphones Award SELECTION 2015

Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Books SELECTION 2015

IndieBound Kids’ Summer Next List SELECTION 2015

Kid’s Indie Next List “Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers” SELECTION 2015

Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION 2015

Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author SELECTION 2015

Amy Mathers Teen Book Award FINALIST 2016

Red Maple Award FINALIST 2017

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