Special Topics in Calamity Physics

“Part Huck Finn, part Holden Caulfield, part Fran Leibowitz, and part Nora Ephron.”

Harper’s

Blue van Meer is a sixteen-year-old genius with a head full of literary, philosophical, and scientific knowledge.  And yet, she could use some friends.  Upon entering the elite St. Gallway School, she finds some—a clique of gorgeous eccentrics known as the Bluebloods.  A drowning, a terrifying camping trip, and one hanging later, Blue finds herself puzzling out a byzantine murder mystery.  Nabokov meets Agatha Christie (then invites the rest of the Western Canon to the party) in this riotous debut—with visual aids drawn by the author—which has won over readers of all ages.

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