Saving Montgomery Sole

Mariko Tamaki's young adult novel is about a girl living in a small town.

Mariko Tamaki

Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, a girl with two moms forced to go to a school full of homophobes and people who don't even know what irony is. Her saving grace — her two best friends, Thomas and Naoki. Monty's obsessed with paranormal mysteries like ESP, astrology, superpowers and the healing powers of frozen yogurt, but when strange things actually start happening to Monty, she realizes that the greatest mystery of all is herself. (From Razorbill Canada)

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From the book

I love my house.

It has a massive pine tree in the front yard that looks like we have a magical creature in a big, pointy, feathered hat squatting on the front lawn. Mama Kate is afraid that one day it will fall on the house, and my sister, Tesla, used to have these crazy nightmares from the shadows the branches cast on her wall. But I love it. It smells like rain.

From Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki ©2016. Published by Razorbill Canada.

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Mariko Tamaki on her new oung adult novel about a girl with two mothers and a fascination with the paranormal, trying to grow up in a small town 11:21