Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Pity Party
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Pity Party

Pity Party

By Kathleen Lane

$16.99

Publication Date: January 19, 2021

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

"Absurd, funny, and thought-provoking. . . I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever felt socially awkward or inadequate - well, to everyone."

-- Louis Sachar

Author of Holes, and the Wayside School series.

Dear weird toes, crooked nose, stressed out, left out, freaked out

Dear missing parts, broken hearts, picked-on, passed up, misunderstood,

Dear everyone, you are cordially invited, come as you are, this party's for you

Welcome to Pity Party, where the social anxieties that plague us all are twisted into funny, deeply resonant, and ultimately reassuring psychological thrills.

There's a story about a mood ring that tells the absolute truth. One about social media followers who literally follow you around. And one about a kid whose wish for a new, improved self is answered when a mysterious box arrives in the mail. There's also a personality test, a fortune teller, a letter from the Department of Insecurity, and an interactive Choose Your Own Catastrophe.

Come to the party for a grab bag of delightfully dark stories that ultimately offers a life-affirming reminder that there is hope and humor to be found amid our misery.

About the Author

Kathleen Lane lives in Portland, Oregon, where she writes, teaches, cohosts the art and literary event series SHARE, and runs the Create More, Fear Less program (https://createmorefearless.org) that helps young people channel anxiety into art.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 208 pages

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: January 19, 2021

ISBN: 9780316417365

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