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Jake Burt, "The Right Hook of Devin Velma"

The Right Hook of Devin Velma Cover ImageFrom the author of Greetings from Witness Protection! comes another unforgettable middle-grade novel about friendship and family.

When Addison Gerhardt's best friend, Devin Velma, suggests that they try to achieve social media fame by pulling a stunt at a national basketball game, Addi knows he's doomed. Doing anything in front of anybody except Devin and their families is difficult for Addison, an introvert who suffers from anxiety. Devin, on the other hand, can't resist an opportunity to become a viral sensation.

Addi's not sure why Devin is bent on pulling off this stunt. Maybe it has something to do with Devin's dad's hospital bills. Or maybe it's Devin's way of helping Addison overcome his "freezing"―his social anxiety. Either way, it’s risky, and as Addison tries to help, he realizes that Devin’s plan threatens more than just their friendship.

With memorable protagonists and a wonderful supporting cast, The Right Hook of Devin Velma is a one-of-kind knockout in middle-grade fiction.

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Jake Burt's debut middle-grade novel, Greetings from Witness Protection! was named a Fall 2017 Indies Introduce title. A fifth-grade classroom teacher, Jake lives with his family in Hamden, Connecticut.

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Event Date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 6:00pm EDT
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
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ISBN: 9781250168627
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 2nd, 2018