Why this book?
Did you ever read the Harry Potter series and think, “This is really good, but man, I wish Harry and his friends were a bunch of incompetent delinquents?” If so, Rainbow Rowell’s Simon Snow trilogy may be for you. From the very first chapter of this first book, Rowell establishes Simon’s strong voice and his history of misdeeds and failures, reminding us that contemporary books need to jump right in and get moving. It also proves that your protagonists don’t have to be traditional heroes—or even really know what they’re doing. Plus, the novel is named after a Kansas song that also happens to be the theme of the TV show Supernatural.
Why should I read it?
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What is this book about?
#1 New York Times best seller!
Booklist Editors’ Choice 2015 - Youth!
Named a "Best Book of 2015" by Time Magazine, School Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, NPR, PopSugar, The Millions, and The News & Observer!
Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen.
That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right.
Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's…