Thursday, February 4, 2010


By Adam Rapp

Jaime's 14, and the black sheep of his family. He drops out of military school and is living on the streets, strung out.

He decides he'll make his way from Portland, Oregon to Memphis, Tennessee - by bus - to visit his gay older brother, who's dying of cancer.

"Punkzilla" is a novel in letters that Jaime writes - to his brother and others.

"Punkzilla" just won a 2010 Michael L. Printz Honor Award (meaning it was voted by the ALA Youth Media Award folks as one of the 5 best YA novels of 2009!) Thanks to Tricia for letting me know about this one!

Add your review of "Punkzilla" in comments!


ivanova said...

OMG, I love Adam Rapp and his ridiculously depressing books! Very excited about this. Also excited that the gay brother is dying of cancer rather than AIDS, points for originality!

Rita said...

I, too, am thrilled to learn of this one. I've really enjoyed his others. :D