Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower by Christian McKay Heidicker, hits the cover crush list for its creativity and the 50s monster movies aesthetic. I mean how can you not love this purple monster fest of a cover?! Gimme. I mean I am buying this book for the cover alone, but damn doesn’t that blurb sound weird and delightful? Clearly, there is a hell of underlying message about beauty and identity. This book seems like it’s the most fun and I can’t wait. Luckily we don’t have to wait too long, September 11th will be here before we know it, but just in case, add it to your TBR if you want to read this weird beauty that is Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower.
Category: Young Adult, Sci-fi
Publication: September 11th, 2018; Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
Phoebe Lane is a lightning rod for monsters.
She and her mom are forced to flee flesh-eating plants, radioactive ants, and blobs from outer space. They survive thanks to Phoebe’s dad—an invisible titan, whose giant eyes warn them where the next monster attack will take place.
All Phoebe wants is to stop running from motel to motel and start living a monster-free life in New York or Paris. But when her mom mysteriously vanishes, Phoebe is left to fend for herself in small-town Pennybrooke.
That’s when Phoebe starts to transform…
Christian McKay Heidicker, author of Cure for the Common Universe, returns with a book unlike any other, challenging perceived notions of beauty, identity, and what it means to be a monster.