Posts by Brian Katcher

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Brian Katcher wrote his first YA novel when he was down and out in Mexico. He now lives in Missouri with his wonderful wife and daughter. He divides his time between writing and working as a school librarian. Brian still misses the preachy YA books of the eighties.

There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom!
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I Believe

Brian takes his family to see The Book of Mormon and blows his chances of becoming father of the year.

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Riddle Me This

Mongolian slave girl Jinghua travels across Asia and back to save a kingdom, solve three impossible riddles, and win the love of a prince.

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Read More Poor, Sick, Mad and Criminal

Poor, Sick, Mad and Criminal

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free...and we'll ship 'em off to some wretched island on the East River so we don't have to look at them.

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Two Bits

Brock Clarke's collection of short stories was so deep, they went over my head. Or maybe they just didn't make any sense. That's  The Price of the Haircut, I guess.

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Roll for Initiative

In Whitney Gardner's book, a girl is so sick of being bullied because of her cosplaying that she decides to give it up. No, not cosplaying. Being a girl. Hey, it's all Chaotic Good.

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The Best Laid Plans

Michael's parents have moved the family from Buffalo, New York, to Edmonton, Canada. Michael has to start over with a new school, a new country, and maybe a new gender. Hey, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time.

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Read More I Wept For I Had No Hair
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Turn the Crank

Hope can create a machine that can pop a balloon in 89 easy steps. But she can't think of a way to make Brady think of her as anything but Just Another Girl.

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