Weird Girl and What’s His Name Tapped as Finalist for IndieFab Awards
NEW YORK—Three Rooms Press is thrilled to announce that WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT’S HIS NAME, the compelling LGBT Young Adult Novel by Meagan Brothers (Debbie Harry Sings in French, Supergirl Mixtapes) was selected as a FINALIST for Foreword Reviews IndieFab Awards Young Adult Fiction category.
WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT’S HIS NAME, which relays the tale of best friends and X-Files fans Rory and Lula, has captured the hearts of reviewers and readers since its release in October 2015. In its initial 5-star review, Foreword Reviews raved, “This is a novel that transcends the LGBTQ genre, and it holds universal lessons for all. It is reminiscent of Judy Bloom’s Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret and Tiger Eyes in the way it tackles somewhat taboo subjects within a smoothly written narrative. It has all the makings to become a classic of this generation.”
The book has been named to numerous “best-of” lists, including, among others:
- 2015 Reviewers’ Choice —Foreword Reviews
- Best Teen Books of 2015 —Kirkus Reviews
- Top 30 YA books of 2015 —Forever Young Adult
- Top 17 New YA Books of October 2015 –Bustle.com
- Top 18 New YA Books of Fall 2015 –BuzzFeed
- 10 New YA Books Every Twentysomething Should Read –StyleCaster
Manhattan Book Review was unequivocal in its praise: “Say hello to one of my new benchmarks for great YA fiction. Weird Girl and What’s His Name is absolutely wonderful, heartbreaking, and utterly engaging stuff.”
American Library Association’s Booklist awarded WEIRD GIRL a starred review and noted, “The characters are wonderfully likable; the story is smartly written.” In its starred review, Kirkus Reviews noted, “Voices are crisply and intimately drawn . . . Carefully and subtly imagined.” And School Library Journal reave, “Brother’s pitch-perfect dialogue and well-polished prose make her an author to watch.”
Congratulations to Meagan Brothers for this huge success! For more information about this title and the author, click here.
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