Books On Our Radar: The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton
Comparing any book to Moxie is an automatic buy in our books but we are extra excited for Kit Sweetly because it promises to be sassy, sweet, and full of heart.
Plus, just look at the fun preorder swag you can get! Be sure to add it to your TBR or preorder now for the May 5th release!
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The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetlyby Jamie Pacton
Published by: Page Street Kids
on May 5, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
In this gender-swapped, feminist A KNIGHT’S TALE meets MOXIE, rescuing everyone, especially her family, is seventeen-year-old Kit Sweetly’s greatest aspiration. It’s a heroic impulse, but her schemes usually make things worse. Working as a wench—i.e. waitress — at a cheesy medieval themed restaurant in the suburbs of Chicago fuels her fire for glory, and Kit dreams of being a knight, like her brother Chris. She knows the moves, she’s capable on a horse, and she desperately needs the raise that comes with Knighthood, so she can help her mom pay the mortgage and hold a spot at her dream college.
Defying company policy, Kit takes her brother’s place as knight one evening. When Kit reveals her identity at the end of the show, she rockets herself into internet fame and a whole lot of workplace trouble. But when Chris gets seriously injured at work, Kit has to find a way to monetize her fame in order to pay his hospital bills. Not to mention navigate a changing relationship with her best friend and longtime crush, while galvanizing the company into changing their sexist policies.
If she can’t figure out how to save the day in time, she’ll lose her job, her family’s house, her spot at her dream college, and the guy she loves.