Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"Death by Toilet Paper"

New from Delacorte Books for Young Readers: Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart.

About the book, from the publisher:

Fans of How to Survive Middle School will welcome the adventures of a contest-crazed seventh grader who uses his wits and way with words in hopes of winning a big cash prize to help his family avoid eviction.

Dear Royal-T Toilet Paper Company,

You guys make the best toilet paper. I realize that’s a weird thing for a seventh grader to say, but it’s true. I didn’t know how good I had it until the day it was replaced by scratchy (sand)paper.

Good toilet paper was the first thing to go....

Your friend,

Benjamin Epstein


Benjamin is about to lose a whole lot more than good toilet paper. But even with his flair for clever slogans, will he be able to win a cash prize large enough to keep a promise he made to his dad before he died?
Learn more about the book and author at Donna Gephart's website and blog.

Writers Read: Donna Gephart (December 2011).

--Marshal Zeringue