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Bobby Sky: Boy Band or Die (Paperback)

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Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson is out of luck. His charm and singing voice—and penchant for bursting into song at all the wrong times—can’t keep him out of trouble anymore. When he’s arrested (again), he’s given a choice: die in juvie or become a shadow—the fearless, unstoppable, and top-secret guardian of a Future Important Person, or FIP.

With nothing to lose, Hutch accepts. After two grueling years at the Future Affairs Training and Education (FATE) Center, Hutch, now 16, can barely remember the boy he once was. Ready for anything, he expects to be plunged into a battle zone.

Instead, he learns that his FIP is someone named Ryo Enomoto: the soon-to-be front man of the boy band International. Worse, Hutch has to put his old talents to use. He must join the band and change his name to Bobby Sky. Is this for real? Has he really turned himself into a lethal killing machine . . . only to become a teen pop sensation?

About the Author

Joe Shine grew up in Austin, Texas, and is a graduate of Texas A&M University. He has an MFA from the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California, and after brief stints in Los Angeles and Washington DC, Joe returned home to Austin. Joe is also the author of the Lone Star Pick I Become Shadow, which is set in the same world as Bobby Sky: Boy Band or Die.

Praise For…

Praise for Bobby Sky: Boy Band or Die

"Bobby Sky is like the very best pop songs: catchy, thrilling, and over far too soon."
—Kevin Emerson, bestselling author of the Exile Trilogy

"Snarky narrator Bobby is genuinely funny, offering the perfect balance of self-deprecating and cocky. With plenty of derring-do, complete with a surprise cameo appearance, this adventure will please fans of the first book and win plenty of new ones."
—Publishers Weekly

"Fast-paced, fun, and all-around snarky . . . A great addition to any YA collection."
—School Library Journal

"Action-packed and snarkily humorous."
—Kirkus Reviews

"A fast-paced and amusing secret agent story . . . Featured tons of gadgets and high powered machinery, in addition to lots of slick battle scenes and narrow escapes."
—We Live and Breathe Books (blog)

Praise for I Become Shadow

A YALSA Teen’s Top Ten Pick of the Year
A Lone Star Pick

"A fast, funny, sharp debut." 
Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy

“The greatest strength is Ren’s jokey, snark-a-minute narration; that alone puts it in the same ballpark as Michelle Gagnon’s Persefone trilogy or Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider thrillers.”
“With a love triangle, vivid training sessions, and ample action, Shine’s debut introduces a new kick-butt, funny heroine who could hold her own in a ring full of tough, independent girls like Katniss Everdeen, Tris Prior, and Lela Santos.”

“Brimming with wisecracks and jokes, which turn an interesting concept into a very light read . . . plenty of excitement and humor.”
—School Library Journal

“In his debut, Shine delivers a thrilling plot and a headstrong heroine on par with Katniss Everdeen and Tris Prior.”
—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781616958510
ISBN-10: 1616958510
Publisher: Soho Teen
Publication Date: April 16th, 2019
Pages: 288
Language: English