Saturday, September 07, 2013

This Just In… The Perpetual Motion Club by Sue Lange

Welcome to the high school of the future. The glee club is full of rock stars, the brainy kids hack permanent records, and the basketball players are as conceited as the cheerleaders. The walls are ablaze with six-foot-high logos of the hottest junk food, software, and clothing brands. The popular kids are sponsored by Abercrombie, Microsoft, and Frito-Lay.

You, on the other hand, can’t even get a return text from Clearasil. Your best friend is a witch, your boyfriend a twerp. Your geometry teacher hates you and your mom is gleefully counting down the days until graduation. Guess it’s time for another hit of iHigh.

“Sue Lange’s novel ... bears her trademark combination of matter-of-factness and deadpan humor. Realistic YA SF, it shows a plausible near-future and an equally plausible hero: a science-smitten self-motivated very intelligent girl, supported (and thwarted) by an amusing, sharply etched chorus. Old-fashioned in its ‘can-do’ spirit, radical in its refusal to demonize or sanctify, the novel is a perfect candidate for a ‘Let’s put on a show!’ evolved-post-cyberpunk comedy film.” -- Athena Andreadis, editor, The Other Half of the Sky

You can order The Perpetual Motion Club here. Learn more author Sue Lang here. ◊

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