Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie by S. J. Adams (aka Adam Selzer)
Do you feel lost? Confused? Alone?
(Circle one): Yes or No.
The Church of Blue can help. We are not a cult. $5 for a holy quest is a good deal.
Since sixth grade, Debbie Woodlawn has nursed a secret, heart-searing crush on her best friend, Lisa. But all those years of pretending to enjoy Full House reruns and abstinence rallies with Lisa go down the drain when her friend hooks up with Norman, the most boring guy at school. This earth-shattering event makes Debbie decide to do the unthinkable: confess her love to Lisa. And she has to do it tonight--before Lisa and Norman go past "the point of no return." So Debbie embarks on a quest to find Lisa. Guiding the quest are fellow students/detention hall crashers Emma and Tim, the founding (and only) members of the wacky Church of Blue. Three chases, three declarations of love, two heartbreaks, a break-in, and five dollars worth of gas later, Debbie has been fully initiated into Bluedaism--but is there time left to stop Lisa and Norman from going too far?
SPARKS is a great choice for:
*Those who love goofy/touching/funny/romantic
* Those who love John Hughes movies
* Anyone who has ever had an unrequited love that has driven them to go to semi-crazy lengths
* Anyone who has ever started their own religion
Extraordinary*: *The True Story of My Fairygodparent, Who Almost Killed Me, and Certainly Never Made Me a Princess
by Adam Selzer (aka S. J. Adams)
Jennifer Van Der Berg would like you to know that the book ostensibly written about her--"Born to Be Extraordinary" by Eileen Codlin--is a bunch of bunk. Yes, she had a fairy godparent mess with her life, but no, she was not made into a princess or given the gift of self-confidence, and she sure as hell didn't get a hot boyfriend out of it.
Here's the REAL scoop . . .
EXTRAORDINARY is great for:
* Anyone who thinks that vampires & werewolves are probably NOT so great in the romance department and that unicorns are probably pretty gross to clean up after
* Those who like their "paranormals" with a heavy dose of satire & humor
* Anyone who would prefer to read about a bad-azz Fairy Godmotherf**ker rather than a frilly Fairy Godmother
Update on Big Book Contest coming soon...