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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend

High School Fiction

F/M  Cumyn, Alan.  Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend.  Atheneum, 2016.  408p.  978-1-4814-3980-0.  17.99

Student body chair and control freak, Shiels Krane, has her life planned out. Everything changes though, when a new student arrives at Vista View High. He’s the very first interspecies transfer student, a pterodactyl named Pyke. Without speaking a word, Pyke manages to cast his spell over almost everyone, but especially Shiels (even though track star Jocelyne is officially Pyke’s girlfriend). The best word to describe this novel is weird. There is no explanation of who Pyke is and where he comes from, which makes his appeal a mystery. Plus he’s truly a pterodactyl…there is no shape shifting or even speaking (on Pyke’s part). Overall, it’s about a girl losing control and letting loose in order to find herself, but how she gets there is nonsensical. Loren Spector, LAPL, Memorial Branch