Wake up to the perks of being an emigre wallflower in this off-the-wall new novel!
Jupiter was born in Russia, but he's getting quite an education in America. He sees everything slightly askew, but in a way that's endearing to (most of) his fellow students. A popular girl takes him under her wing. He falls for her. A bully sets him as a target. But Jupiter disarms him in an unexpected way. His best friend ends up hanging out with a posse of science geeks. Jupiter feels left out. And his parents — well, his parents are struggling to hold the family together. Sometimes Jupiter even helps out.
With dead-on deadpan humor, Matthue Roth makes everything illuminated about American teen life — like Borat...as directed by John Hughes. High school literature will never be the same.
"...honest views of popularity, parental disappointment, and self-image." — Booklist