Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend (Hardcover)

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I know what you're thinking, and yes: he is a literal pterodactyl, with wings and a glistening, deadly beak, and rippling pectorals. Pyke is in a band, he's dating the school trackstar, and he's ruining Shiels Krane's orderly life. She must decide if she's willing to sacrifice everything she's worked for, to give up the life she's built, to win Pyke's love. After all, who wouldn't want a Hot Pterydactyl Boyfriend?

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Prepare to be blown away--or rather, carried away on huge muscular wings--by this blissfully outlandish, bracingly-smart, tour de force about a teen who has to come to terms with relinquishing control for the first time as she falls for the hot school. After all, everybody wants him

Shiels is very pleased with her perfectly controlled life (controlling others while she's at it). She's smart, powerful, the Student Body Chair, and she even has a loving boyfriend. What more could a girl ask for?

But everything changes when the first-ever interspecies transfer student, a pterodactyl named Pyke, enrolls at her school. There's something about him--something primal--that causes the students to lose control whenever he's around. Even Shiels, the seemingly perfect self-confident girl that she is, can't keep her mind off of him, despite her doting boyfriend and despite the fact that Pyke immediately starts dating Jocelyn, the school's fastest runner who Shiels has always discounted as a nobody.

Pyke, hugely popular in a school whose motto is to embrace differences, is asked to join a band, and when his band plays at the Autumn Whirl dance, his preternatural shrieking music sends everyone into a literal frenzy. No one can remember what happened the next day, but Shiels learns that she danced far too long with Pyke, her nose has turned purple, and she may have done something with her boyfriend that she shouldn't have. Who's in control now?

Hilarious and relatable (despite the dinosaur), Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend is about a teen who must come to terms with not being in control of all things at all times, break free of her mundane life, discover who her true self is, and, oh, finding out that going primal isn't always a bad thing.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781481439800
ISBN-10: 1481439804
Publisher: Atheneum Books
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2016
Pages: 416
Language: English