Saturday, April 13, 2013
Firecracker by David Iserson
blurb via Goodreads
"Being Astrid Krieger is absolutely all it's cracked up to be.
She lives in a rocket ship in the backyard of her parents' estate.
She was kicked out of the elite Bristol Academy and she's intent on her own special kind of revenge to whomever betrayed her.
She only loves her grandfather, an incredibly rich politician who makes his money building nuclear warheads.
It's all good until...
"We think you should go to the public school," Dad said.
This was just a horrible, mean thing to say. Just hearing the words "public school" out loud made my mouth taste like urine (which, not coincidentally, is exactly how the public school smells).
Will Astrid finally meet her match in the form of public school? Will she find out who betrayed her and got her expelled from Bristol? Is Noah, the sweet and awkward boy she just met, hiding something?
Find out in this hilarious tragicomedy from New Girl and SNL writer David Iserson!"
Firecracker is the funniest book I have read in a very long time!! I listened to it via kindle text-to-speech while I was at work and I literally sprayed water over my monitor/keyboard at least twice. David Iserson really knows how to write good characters, they were all so perfect. He happens to be a writer for the FOX tv show New Girl, Ive never seen it or cared to watch it before but I will definitely be checking it out now. I absolutely did not want Firecracker to end and hope there will be another book written very soon! Firecracker is David Iserson's first novel and I seriously hope to read more!!
Highly Recommend to young adults and adults!
Special Thanks to Netgalley and Penguin Young Readers Group for providing this e-galley in exchange for an honest review.