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MY CHEMICAL MOUNTAIN comes out in paperback on December 9th!
Bank Street has selected
MY CHEMICAL MOUNTAIN as one of the Best Books for Young Adults in 2014!
MY CHEMICAL MOUNTAIN made the shortlist for the 2014 Green Earth Book Award. For a complete list of finalists, Click here
I WAS INTERVIEWED BY THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY!
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Here's my link for the First Book Program, which provides access to new books for children
in need: Click Here
MY CHEMICAL MOUNTAIN is an official YA selection at the Wordstock Literary Festival in Portland, OR
MY CHEMICAL MOUNTAIN was selected for the Northern California Independent Booksellers Spring Gathering in San Francisco
We live by the best landfill ever. I flipped my dirt bike
there once. Plus I've got a sketchbook full of uranium
monsters. My friend Cornpup likes to show off the
weird bumps on his back for a dollar. And Charlie,
he'll drink red creek water on a dare...
Jason and his friends live for the rush of racing their dirt bikes on
Chemical Mountain and swimming in orange, chunky Two Mile
Creek. But they hate wealthy and powerful Mareno Chem, the
company responsible for invading their territory, polluting their
town, and killing Jason’s father. The boys want to get even. But
revenge has a price—and more than one person will pay.
BUY THE BOOK!
"Dark and unflinching."
"There’s a little something for all readers in this well-thought-out, well-executed story.”
--School Library Journal
‘"We cross a landfill on our way to school. We swim in creek water that smells like nail polish remover…We are not fools. We are brave and brilliant.’ There is power and hope in that kind of statement, and Jason’s coming-of-age tale,
though dark, is full of both.”
--The Horn Book Magazine
“Grim but impressive debut . . . lyrical prose and strong characters make it worth the read."
"The scenes, the attitudes, the desperation are brilliantly rendered. . . My Chemical Mountain offers something of that punch-in-the-gut ethos
of hard-boiled detectives, transferred to blue-collar youth living in a cauldron
--The Tonawanda News