Peanut by Ayun HallidayPeanut by Ayun Halliday

Peanut

byAyun HallidayIllustratorPaul Hoppe

Paperback | December 26, 2012

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Before you write me off as a delusional psycho, think about what it's like to be thrown into a situation where everyone knows everyone... and no one knows you. Sadie has the perfect plan to snag some friends when she transfers to Plainfield High—pretend to have a peanut allergy. But what happens when you have to hand in that student health form your unsuspecting mom was supposed to fill out? And what if your new friends want to come over and your mom serves them snacks? (Peanut butter sandwich, anyone?) And then there's the bake sale, when your teacher thinks you ate a brownie with peanuts. Graphic coming-of-age novels have huge cross-over potential, and Peanut is sure to appeal to adults and teens alike.


"A smart, affecting graphic young adult novel." —The New York Times

AYUN HALLIDAY is the author of the picture book, Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo, and four memoirs, notably No Touch Monkey!: And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late. She writes and illustrates the East Village Inky, a parenting zine. She lives with her husband, Greg Kotis, the creator of the Tony-winning musical Urinetown, and t...
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Title:PeanutFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.03 × 6.74 × 0.76 inPublished:December 26, 2012Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:037586590X

ISBN - 13:9780375865909

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Editorial Reviews

Starred Review, School Library Journal, January 1, 2013:
“Librarians, teachers, and parents should definitely share this book with teens looking for realistic graphic novels about schools, friendship, peer pressure, or moral choices.”

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, November 26, 2012:
“It’s not easy being both hip and life- affirming, but this team has the secret formula.”