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Felix Yz

Felix Yz by Lisa Bunker
Jun 05, 2018 | 288 Pages
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  • Paperback $8.99

    Jun 05, 2018 | 288 Pages | 10-14 years

  • Hardcover $16.99

    Jun 06, 2017 | 288 Pages | 10-14 years

  • Ebook $8.99

    Jun 06, 2017 | 288 Pages | 10-14 years

  • CD $35.00

    Jun 06, 2017 | 360 Minutes | Middle Grade (10 and up)

  • Audiobook Download $18.00

    Jun 06, 2017 | 363 Minutes | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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An NPR Best Book of 2017
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017
A VOYA Top Shelf pick for 2017
An ALA 2018 Rainbow List Top Ten pick

★ “Acutely perceptive, disarmingly witty, devastatingly honest, and utterly captivating. Joyful, heartbreaking, completely bonkers, and exuberantly alive.“ —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ ”Captivating . . . Felix’s story is a love letter to anyone who feels out of place and a testament to the beauty of being ‘different.'” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ “Lisa Bunker’s clever science fiction debut is heartwarming and witty. Felix’s looming high-stakes procedure creates a sense of suspense, while the push and pull between Felix and his alien guest incubates humor, compassion and ingenuity . . . The marvelously diverse cast of Felix Yz is certain to charm audiences and leave them eagerly anticipating what Bunker will deliver next.” –Shelf Awareness, starred review

★ “[A] charming, engaging, humorous, and heartrending tale of self-awareness and coming of age.” —School Library Journal, starred review of the audiobook

“If you think a boy with an alien inside of him doesn’t have a whole lot to teach you about life and love and the ways we are connected to each other, then you’ve never met Felix Yz. Felix would be wholly original even if he didn’t have an alien inside of him—which is part of the beauty and awe of this book. Between Felix and Zyx and family secrets and chess and that fated first crush feeling, Lisa Bunker shows us all the subtle ways we are connected and what it means to risk everything, just by being ourselves.” —Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, author of the Morris Award finalist The Smell of Other People’s Houses

A one-of-a-kind story . . . Like the sweet older brother of middle grade series such as “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and “Dork Diaries,” this title, with its combination of light sci-fi and relatable stakes, should appeal to younger teens.” —School Library Journal

“An original take on classic themes of family acceptance and middle-grade love. There are plenty of laughs to be had in this lovable debut. Bunker is an author to watch.” —Booklist

“In this highly original, beautifully crafted debut, the characters are each unique, yet present with a next-door neighbor quality with which readers will relate, despite the differences they may bring to their reading . . . Perfectly paced and thoroughly engaging, this novel bestows upon the reader a brilliant opportunity to reflect upon issues of identity and trust; to contemplate Zyx’s otherworldly joy of living; and to marvel at the universality of emotion.” —VOYA

“A sweet and thoughtful story of bravery and becoming.” —The San Francisco Chronicle

“The palpable vulnerability with which Felix describes his fears is powerful, and readers will likely be rooting for him to survive the separation and have a chance to thrive as just Felix. Sci-fi fans who also appreciate realistic fiction will find this perfectly straddles the contemplative tone of an introspective teen with the futuristic view of a contemporary world.” —BCCB

“The novel’s premise allows for fascinating reflections on . . . ways of feeling different, and debut author Bunker inventively pulls it off.” —The Horn Book

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