Fly on the Wall

Author(s): E. Lockhart
Original Publish Date: Nov 10, 2009
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.03 hours)
Product Number: Z100011606
Released: Nov 10, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739386385
Narrator/s: Caitlin Greer
Publisher: Listening Library
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"I think this might be the best YA novel...?'ve ever read." -John Green From E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars-the New York Times bestselling phenomenon-and the uproarious and heartwarming Ruby Oliver books, comes a fast-paced and hysterically funny novel that answers the question: What would it be like to be a fly on the wall in the boy's locker room? At the Manhattan School for Art and Music, where everyone is "different" and everyone is "special," Gretchen Yee feels ordinary. She's the kind of girl who sits alone at lunch, drawing pictures of Spider-Man, so she won't have to talk to anyone; who has a crush on Titus but won't do anything about it; who has no one to hang out with when her best (and only real) friend Katya is busy. One day, Gretchen wishes that she could be a fly on the wall in the boys' locker room-just to learn more about guys. What are they really like? What do they really talk about? Are they really cretins most of the time? Fly on the Wall is the story of how that wish comes true.

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Author(s): E. Lockhart
Product Number EB00158810
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: #9780307495532

Professional reviews

"Be careful what you wish for. Puzzling over the nature of the opposite sex, sophomore Gretchen Yee becomes an actual fly on the wall of the boys' locker room at Manhattan High School for the Arts. Suddenly she is no longer "trapped in a tiny life weighed down by . . . divorce, boys, social weirdness, mean drawing teachers." She finds herself a superhero. Caitlin Greer captures the angst of adolescence with all the considerable humor Lockhart musters. Yee's tenure in the locker room has her performing feats of kindness and boldness she never thought possible, and the whole "fly thing" is handled with aplomb. Greer captures the inner and actual voices of teens with perfection. D.P.D. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"