We are thrilled to welcome Lisa Yee to readergirlz. Her new-in-paperback novel Absolutely Maybe is our May pick! Check out our interview with Lisa, book party ideas themed around her book, and our Reach Out project idea--as well as the awesome soundtrack Lisa has chosen for the book--on readergirlz.com.
Here's a little about Absolutely Maybe:
Meet Maybelline "Maybe" Chestnut - Goth girl and daughter of Chessy Chestnut, owner of the No. 1 (and only) charm school in Kissimmee, Florida. When her mother refuses to protect Maybe from her latest scuzz-ball fiancé, Maybe heads to California to find her biological dad, who doesn't even know she exists.
Accompanied by her friends, budding filmmaker Hollywood, and the irrepressible Ted, Maybe is ready to get on with her life. However, Los Angeles is nothing like she thought it would be. Maybe hadn't counted on being homeless - and finding her father becomes nearly impossible.
And the buzz...
"Readers will absolutely enjoy the ride." - Horn Book
"A breezy read populated with friendly characters and sunny serendipity." - Booklist
"Cleverly conceived and executed . . . tragic, comic and heartwarming by turns." - Kirkus
". . . quirky and likable characters, the humor is topnotch." -Teenreads.com
"A funny, tender coming-of-age story." - Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books