Metamorphosis: Junior Year by Betsy FrancoMetamorphosis: Junior Year by Betsy Franco

Metamorphosis: Junior Year

byBetsy FrancoIllustratorTom Franco

Hardcover | October 13, 2009

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He’s a young artist obsessed with myths. But can he fix his own fate? Acclaimed author Betsy Franco and her talented son collaborate on a hip YA novel of "epic" proportions. (Age 14 and up)

Life. Love. Death. Identity. Ovid’s got a lot on his mind, and he pours it all — as confessions, observations, narrative poems, and drawings — into the pages of a notebook. Inspired by his namesake, he wryly records his classmates’ dramas as modern-day Roman mythology. There’s Sophie and Caleb, the Psyche and Cupid of cyber-couples; poetic Paula, who pursues filmmaker Franny like Apollo chasing Daphne; and graphic novelist Duwayne, a Proserpina shuttling between divorced parents. Meanwhile, Ovid hides his own Olympian struggles: his meth addict sister Thena has run off, leaving him with a suffocating home life and a disturbing secret. In her striking YA debut, Betsy Franco introduces an expressive soul with a heartbreakingly authentic voice. Fantastical ink illustrations by her son Tom Franco enhance the intimate tone, delving deep into one intriguing teen’s imagination.
Betsy Franco has written more than thirty books and anthologies for children. She originally wrote METAMORPHOSIS as a collection of poems, which called to mind her son Tom’s notebook and journal drawings. She lives in California.Tom Franco has been a creative artist since the age of thirteen. The drawings in METAMORPHOSIS were created ...
Title:Metamorphosis: Junior YearFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 8.61 × 5.91 × 0.65 inPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0763637653

ISBN - 13:9780763637651

Appropriate for ages: 14