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Middle Grade

  • Greetings from Witness Protection!, Jake Burt
    Feiwel & Friends, 9781250107114, October 3, 2017 (Middle Grade)

    “What happens when you take a feisty, pick-pocketing teen out of foster care, give her a whole new identity, a Taser, and a new family to protect from mobsters? Greetings From Witness Protection! is a funny, entertaining, and unique story about family, friendship, identity, and starting over.”

    Lauren Savage, The Reading Bug (San Carlos, CA)

    "After years of being knocked around within the foster care system, Nicki Demere is offered a chance to live with a family that is looking for a second child. The catch is that this family is in the U.S. Marshals’ Witness Security Program under the theory that an additional family member will add another layer of disguise and make it more difficult for the mob to hunt them down. Nicki agrees to go along and in the process she gets a new name, a bland profile, and a little brother with issues. Jake Burt’s middle-grade novel is filled with humor and suspense, and Nicki/Charlotte is an absolutely terrific character."

    Dave Shallenberger, Little Shop of Stories (Decatur, GA)

    "Foster kid (and expert pickpocket) Nicki Demere is offered a way out of her going-nowhere life: joining a family entering witness protection as their new daughter. Armed only with a new name, a taser, and the endless pluck and humor that have kept her going through a series of temporary homes, Nicki will steal your heart as she tries to both fit into her new family--and save it. An exceptional sibling relationship, an unexpectedly sensitive treatment of anxiety-based compulsive kleptomania, and a completely original voice makes this debut a must-read."

    Melissa Posten, The Novel Neighbor (St. Louis, MO)

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