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  • Published: 2 June 2005
  • ISBN: 9780142404294
  • Imprint: Speak
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224

Thwonk



From the Newbery Honor author of Hope Was Here, Thwonk is a delightful story overflowing with funny, stylish writing. 

Imagine having a personal cupid—an actual winged being—pop into your life and offer to make your dreams come true. The catch is he can help you in only one way: artistically, academically, or romantically. That's what happens to aspiring photographer Allison Jean (A. J.) McCreary. A. J. knows she should concentrate on getting into a top-notch art school. But she's spent five torturous months obsessed with handsome hunk, Peter Terris. Just one shot from the cupid's bow and thwonk, A. J. will have the undying devotion of handsome Peter...forever.

  • Published: 2 June 2005
  • ISBN: 9780142404294
  • Imprint: Speak
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224

About the author

Joan Bauer

In her novels, Joan Bauer explores difficult issues with humour and hope. A New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and songwriter, Joan has won numerous awards for her books, including the Newbery Honour Medal, the American Library Association's Schneider Family Book Award, two Christopher Awards, the LA Times Book Prize, and the Golden Kite Award of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Joan is a frequent guest on American local and national radio where she talks about the power of resiliency. Through the US Department of State’s Professional Speakers Programme she has visited both Kazakhstan and Croatia where she spoke with students, writers, educators, and children at risk about her life and her novels. She lives in New York.

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Praise for Thwonk

Praise for Thwonk...  "Bauer's buoyant narrative will elicit chuckles as it delivers its message (thwonk!) with the accuracy of a well-aimed arrow from Cupid." -- Publisher's Weekly "Bauer's forcefully funny writing remains stylish from start to finish." -- BCCB, on Thwonk More praise for Newbery Honor author and New York Times best-seller Joan Bauer... "Full of fabulous and somewhat flamoyant characters, witty dialogue and memorable scenes... Bauer's best yet." -- SLJ, starred review, on Rules of the Road "Rich with engaging characters, a light love interest, and dramatic tension in a well-paced plot, this is another great read from Bauer." -- SLJ, on Backwater "When it comes to creating strong, idependent, and funny teenaged female characters, Bauer is in a class by herself." -- SLJ, starred review, on Hope Was Here "This laugh-out-loud story is a delight...Ellie proves herself an all-around winner. So is Max and so is this book." -- SLJ, starred review, on Squashed

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