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Katzenjammer



by
Francesca Zappia

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
Greenwillow Bks.
ISBN
9780063161658
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Discrimination: Sexuality , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse , Language: Grotesque/Disturbing Imagery , Language: Strong Language , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Sexual Content: Sexual Harassment , Social Issue: Body or Weight Shaming , Violence: Strong Violence
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From acclaimed author Francesca Zappia, American Horror Story meets the dark comedy of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis as Cat searches for a way to escape her high school. Katzenjammer is a tale of family, love, tragedy, and masks—the ones others make for us, and the ones we make for ourselves. Eerie and thought-provoking, this novel will haunt fans of Chelsie Pitcher’s This Lie Will Kill You and E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars. Features illustrations by the author throughout.

Cat lives in her high school. She never leaves, and for a long time her school has provided her with everything she needs. But now things are changing. The hallways contract and expand along with the school’s breathing, and the showers in the bathroom run a bloody red. Cat’s best friend is slowly turning into cardboard, and instead of a face, Cat has a cat mask made of her own hardened flesh.

Cat doesn’t remember why she is trapped in her school or why half of them—Cat included—are slowly transforming. Escaping has always been the one impossibility in her school’s upside-down world. But to save herself from the eventual self-destruction all the students face, Cat must find the way out. And to do that, she’ll have to remember what put her there in the first place.

Told in chapters alternating between the past and the present, Francesca Zappia weaves a spine-tingling, suspenseful, and haunting story about tragedy and the power of memories. Much like the acclaimed Eliza and Her Monsters, Katzenjammer features black-and-white illustrations by the author throughout the novel. Fans of Marieke Nijkamp’s This Is Where It Ends and Karen McManus’s One of Us Is Lying will lose themselves in the pages of this novel—or maybe in the treacherous hallways of the school.

Content warning. Black-and-white illustrations.

 

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Sexuality , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse , Language: Grotesque/Disturbing Imagery , Language: Strong Language , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Sexual Content: Sexual Harassment , Social Issue: Body or Weight Shaming , Violence: Strong Violence

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

400

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2022

Book Genres

Supernatural, Thriller

Topics

Bullies and bullying. Memory. School buildings. School shootings. High schools. Horror stories.

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