Virtual: Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Lisa Sterle, Squad

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual event with Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Lisa Sterle for Squad! This sharply funny, patriarchy-smashing graphic novel is Pretty Little Liars meets Teen Wolf. The virtual event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast.

Click here to register on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/squad

People call them all kinds of names—creeps, jerks. But the right word is predator. And that’s who we hunt. Becca wants what every high-schooler does: to have a group of friends, a squad. But Becca’s new friends are more than a clique, they’re a pack, and this pack is hungry. SQUAD is a fast-paced and feminist horror story for every girl who’s ever felt like prey, and asks how far a girl should go to hunt the hunters.”—Laura Ruby, author of National Book Award Finalist Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

When the new girl is invited to join her high school’s most popular clique, she can’t believe her luck—and she can’t believe their secret, either. When Becca transfers to a high school in an elite San Francisco suburb, she’s worried she’s not going to fit in. To her surprise, she’s immediately adopted by the most popular girls in school. At first glance, Marley, Arianna, and Mandy are perfect. But at a party under a full moon, Becca learns that they also have a big secret.

Becca’s new friends are werewolves. Their prey? Slimy boys who take advantage of unsuspecting girls. Eager to be accepted, Becca allows her friends to turn her into a werewolf, and finally, for the first time in her life, she feels like she truly belongs.

But then things get complicated. As their pack begins to buckle under the pressure, their moral high ground gets muddier and muddier—and Becca realizes that she might have feelings for one of her new best friends.

Lisa Sterle’s stylish illustrations paired with Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s sharp writing make Squad a fierce, haunting, and fast-paced thriller that will resonate with fans of Riverdale, and with readers of This Savage SongLumberjanes, and Paper Girls

Maggie Tokuda-Hall is the author of the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal-winning Also an Octopus and the young adult novel The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea. She received her BA in Studio Art from Scripps College, an MFA in Writing from University of San Francisco, and has worked both for independent bookstores and for Apple Books. She is the host of several popular podcasts and lives in San Francisco with her husband, son, and objectively perfect dog.

Lisa Sterle is an artist with work spanning from comic books to concept designs to pop-culture-fueled illustration. She is the co-creator of the monthly comics Long Lost and Submerged, as well as the creator of The Modern Witch Tarot Deck. She received her BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design and currently resides in Columbus, Ohio. 

Click here to register on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/squad

Event date: 

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Virtual, via Crowdcast
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By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Lisa Sterle (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062943149
Availability: In Stock-Click Title to See Store Inventory
Published: Greenwillow Books - October 5th, 2021

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