Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday - Also Known as Elvis by James Howe

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share the titles we are eagerly anticipating.

Also Known as Elvis by James Howe. 288 p. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, April 15, 2014.  9781442445109.

Publisher synopsis: Skeezie Tookis navigates a pivotal summer of first crushes and tough choices in this conclusion to the bestselling and acclaimed quartet that began with The Misfits.
Skeezie Tookis, also known as Elvis, isn’t looking forward to this summer in Paintbrush Falls. While his best friends Bobby, Joe, and Addie are off on exciting adventures, he’s stuck at home, taking care of his sisters and working five days a week to help out his mom. True, he gets to hang out at the Candy Kitchen with the awesome HellomynameisSteffi, but he also has to contend with Kevin Hennessey’s never-ending bullying. And then there’s the confusing world of girls, especially hot-and-cold Becca, his maybe-crush. And the dog that he misses terribly. And the dad who left two years before, whom Skeezie is convinced is the cause of all his troubles. In the words of the King, Skeezie Tookis is All Shook Up.
Skeezie’s got the leather jacket of a tough guy, but a heart of gold—and his story, the fourth and final chapter of the beloved Misfits series, is brimming with life’s tough choices, love in all directions, and enough sweet potato fries to go around.

I absolutely adored The Misfits when it came out in 2001 and love how it inspired the national movement, No Name-Calling Week. Somehow, I don't think I ever got around to reading Totally Joe but I did enjoy Addie on the Inside.

What are you waiting on? 


  1. I haven't heard of this one, sounds good!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. Hmm... never heard of this one before, but it sounds interesting. Nice pick! :)

    My WoW