Original Fake

Original Fake

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"Frankie Neumann's an introvert, and he's always been the outsider in his family of performers, but all that's about to change once he finds an outlet for his artistic talents"--
Publisher: New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780399173264
Branch Call Number: YA CRONN-M
Characteristics: 338 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Johnson, E. Eero


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Jun 11, 2016

I wasn't sure I would like this book, but I couldn't stop reading it. Frankie doesn't fit in, but he doesn't particularly want to. His relationship with his sister is realistic, and his parents are unique as can be. I really liked how different this story felt.

Apr 20, 2016

Love that this book is based in MN and that it mentions HCL libraries at least twice within its pages in different ways. Its like a treasure hunt for spots you recognize.


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Jun 11, 2016

blue_dolphin_4400 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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Jun 11, 2016

Introvert Frankie Neumann hates his life, and understandably so. He’s got a weird, tutu-wearing sister, Lou, and even weirder parents, Bridget and Brett—Frank Sinatra and Dr. Frank-N-Furter impersonators, respectively. And, he’s just the guy who makes pizza at Pizza Vendetta. Though he has secret artistic aspirations of his own, his over-the-top family makes him want to stay in the background. But Frankie's life is about to change—becoming way more interesting, even a little dangerous, but definitely cool.

After his shift at the pizzeria one night, Frankie meets David and Rory, cousins and errand runners for the mysterious Uncle Epic, a legendary anonymous street artist and Frankie’s absolute idol. Little could Frankie dream that his new adventures with Uncle Epic would lead to the perfect opportunity to strike back at his insufferable sister for a lifetime of torture. But things go haywire quicker than you can say “street art kicks righteous ass,” and the lines are suddenly blurred between art and Frankie’s real life.


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