Author(s): Alan Cumyn
Prepare to be blown away - or rather, carried away on huge muscular wings - by this blissfully outlandish, bracingly smart and completely original YA novel! Sheils is very happy with her perfectly controlled life. She's smart, powerful, the Student Body Chair, and has a doting boyfriend. What more could a girl ask for? But everything changes when the first-ever interspecies transfer student, a pterodactyl (what?) named Pyke, enrolls at her school. There's something about him - something primal - that causes the students to lose control whenever he's around. When Pyke's band plays at the Autumn Whirl dance, his music sends the whole school into a literal frenzy. The next day no one can even remember what happened at the dance, but Shiels learns that she danced far too long with Pyke, her nose has turned purple, and she may have done ...something that she shouldn't have...Who is this winged boy, with incredible pecs and rock-star talent that has swooped in on her carefully constructed life? Hilarious and relatable (despite the dinosaur), Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend is about breaking free and discovering your true self. Oh, and finding out that going primal isn't always a bad thing.
The most outrageous book of the year! Maximum Pop! The catchiest title of the year ... both fascinating and repellent - and much harder to dismiss than you'd expect. Quite a feat. SFX Magazine Strange, empowering, and freakishly beautiful. mugglenet.com
Alan Cumyn is the author of twelve wide-ranging and often wildly different novels. A two-time winner of the Ottawa Book Award, he has also had work shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, the Giller Prize, and the Trillium Award. He teaches through the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a past Chair of The Writers' Union of Canada. He live in Ontario, Canada.