Thwonk by Joan BauerThwonk by Joan Bauer


byJoan Bauer

Paperback | June 2, 2005

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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.
Joan Bauer ( is the author of numerous books for young readers. She received a Newbery Honor Medal for Hope Was Here, and the L.A. Times Book Prize for Rules of the Road. The Christopher Award was given to both Hope was Here and Close to Famous, which also received the Schneider Family Book Award. Joan is the recipien...
Title:ThwonkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.64 inPublished:June 2, 2005Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142404292

ISBN - 13:9780142404294

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Editorial Reviews

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 ThwonkMore 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