I’m organizing a tour for a YA novel called A Friend Like Filby by Mark Wakely. The tour will run from November 29th to December 3rd and though reviews will get priority, there will be room for spotlights. It’s early days yet, so the cover is temporary and giveaway details are TBD. Print ARCs will be available for reviewers in the US and digital for international readers.
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A Friend Like Filby
Expected Publication Date: Early Winter 2021
Genre: YA/ Young Adult/ YA Contemporary/ Time Travel
Publisher: Canoe Tree Press, a division of DartFrog Books
George has been fascinated with the idea of time travel ever since the unexpected death of his mother when he was ten, and hopes someday to find a friend like Filby, the forever loyal friend of the time traveler in the 1960 movie The Time Machine. George’s two closest high school friends, Dave and Nancy (nickname Onion), struggle at times to understand his odd obsession as they deal with issues of their own both in and out of school. The story takes place during the three friends’ tumultuous senior year from beginning to end, with a major realization in store for George on graduation day.
“Mark Wakely weaves an unusual tale with characters that are both emotionally and psychologically rich…The story is told from George’s perspective and in a first person narrative voice that is as clear as it is compelling. The prose is beautiful and evocative at times and I enjoyed the author’s peculiar turn of phrase, the humor, and his knack for vivid descriptions…It is a delightful read.” – Readers’ Favorite
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