Phoebe Lane is a lightning rod for monsters.She and her mom are forced to flee flesh-eating plants, radioactive ants, and blobs from outer space. They survive thanks to Phoebes dadan invisible titan, whose giant eyes warn them where the next monster attack will take place.All Phoebe wants is to stop running from motel to motel and start living a monster-free life in New York or Paris. But when her mom mysteriously vanishes, Phoebe is left to fend for herself in small-town Pennybrooke.That's when Phoebe starts to transformChristian McKay Heidicker, author of Cure for the Common Universe, returns with a book unlike any other, challenging perceived notions of beauty, identity, and what it means to be a monster....
|Title||:||Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower Reviews
I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP!
Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse.
Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that market!
All gushing aside, the setting for this new story is a world that is both terrifying and lovely, you want to be in it, and yet, you're glad you're not. The threats are horrific, fascinating, and energizing... the ...more
I received an advanced copy of this book at the ALA conference this year.
Ugh. I really wanted to like this book. I enjoyed the writing style and I didn't hate the main character but for some reason the concept was lost on me. I didn't get hardly any of the old sci-fi movie references (which is not the fault of the author). This was a DNF at 20%.
Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She’s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can’t decide which character I love the most. They all feel like a little bit of home. Not to mention a completely fresh premise that took me by surprise every chapter. After 1980s nostalgia fatigue in pop culture, reading a novel tha ...more
Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing.
I'm not sure how I feel about this one...
It get's top scores for setting; 1950's/60's where all those bad sci-fi flicks are real is a super cool idea! I have no real complaints about the characters.
But... there were a few things that leave me less than satisfied. I kept feeling like there was/should be be commentary on various social issues. Woman's place is society, how much space women (literately and figuratively) take up, whites vs non-whites, PTSD, etc. And it was almost there but it wasn ...more
Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower is a unique book, with a fascinating universe, likable characters, and a number of fun homages to 50s monster movies.
Phoebe Lane is the girl with the famous mother: Loretta Lane, the woman who was once abducted by a giant ape and dragged to the top of the Chrysler Building. She also has a famous father, although Phoebe is one of only a handful of people who can see him. Phoebe's father is a giant living in the sky, and it's his gaze that keeps Phoebe and her moth ...more
This is the first time I've read a book by Christian McKay Heidicker. Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower was very interesting. Although I did have a hard time with size and proportions. I cant wrap my brain around the idea of 50ft tall. How small would something have to be to make me feel 50 ft tall? I'd think half an inch since I'm 5'2" but then if I grabbed something that was half an inch and it was squishy I'd probably accidentally squish it.