"Before you write me off as a delusional psycho, think about what it's like to be thrown into a situation where everyone knows everyone . . . and no one knows you." Sadie has the perfect plan to snag some friends when she transfers to Plainfield High—pretend to have a peanut allergy. But what happens when you have to hand in that student health form your unsuspecting mom was supposed to fill out? And what if your new friends want to come over and your mom serves them snacks? (Peanut butter sandwich, anyone?) And then there's the bake sale, when your teacher thinks you ate a brownie with peanuts. Graphic coming-of-age novels have huge cross-over potential, and Peanut is sure to appeal to adults and teens alike.
About Paul Hoppe
Paul Hoppe and Henry Johnson are the real life Travis and Freddy, all grown up.
They have made and lost a million dollars on Wall Street. They have played in the Little League World Series, extreme-skied the Rockies and the Alps, played a ham sandwich on HBO, and visited three of the seven Wonders of the World.
Paul lives in Massachusetts and Henry lives in California.
Starred Review, School Library Journal, January 1, 2013: “Librarians, teachers, and parents should definitely share this book with teens looking for realistic graphic novels about schools, friendship, peer pressure, or moral choices.”
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, November 26, 2012: “It’s not easy being both hip and life- affirming, but this team has the secret formula.”
SELECTION 2014 ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Reluctant Readers
Peanut by Ayun Halliday; illustrated by Paul Hoppe