Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend

Author(s): Alan Cumyn
CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: BN7143
Released: Mar 22, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781511328364
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Prepare to be blown away-or rather, carried away on huge muscular wings-by this blissfully outlandish, bracingly-smart, tour de force about a teen who has to come to terms with relinquishing control for the first time as she falls for the hot school. After all, everybody wants him! Sheils is very pleased with her perfectly controlled life (controlling others while she's at it). She's smart, powerful, the Student Body Chair, and she even has a loving boyfriend. What more could a girl ask for? But everything changes when the first-ever interspecies transfer student, a pterodactyl named Pyke, enrolls at her school. There's something about him-something primal-that causes the students to lose control whenever he's around. Even Sheils, the seemingly perfect self-confident girl that she is, can't keep her mind off of him, despite her doting boyfriend and despite the fact that Pyke immediately starts dating Jocelyn, the school's fastest runner who Sheils has always discounted as a nobody. Pyke, hugely popular in a school whose motto is to embrace differences, is asked to join a band, and when his band plays at the Autumn Whirl dance, his preternatural shrieking music sends everyone into a literal frenzy. No one can remember what happened the next day, but Shiels learns that she danced far too long with Pyke, her nose has turned purple, and she may have done something with her boyfriend that she shouldn't have. Who's in control now? Hilarious and relatable (despite the dinosaur), Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend is about a teen who must come to terms with not being in control of all things at all times, break free of her mundane life, discover who her true self is, and, oh, finding out that going primal isn't always a bad thing.

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Author(s): Alan Cumyn
Product Number EB00614631
Released: Mar 22, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781481439824

Professional reviews

"Narrator Brittany Pressley steers this tale with a confidence that keeps listeners grounded. Sheils Crane, student body chair, is perfectly in control of her world and her future--and completely unprepared when a pterodactyl student comes crashing onto the athletic fields, turning her high school, and her life, upside down. Cumyn's quirky teenage romp is a commentary on high school politics, acceptance, personal relationships, and growing older with varying degrees of dignity. Pressley's pacing can become frenzied in high-octane moments, but she speaks at a slower, more deliberate pace during introspective passages. Sheils is a difficult but determined protagonist, simultaneously human and frustrating. Pressley's take on her is refreshing and relatable. K.S.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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