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Astrid Krieger lives in a rocket ship in the backyard of her parents’ estate.
 She has a fake boyfriend named Lukas, whom she calls Pierre.
 She only loves her grandfather, a man who develops nuclear warheads for a living.
 She tells it how it is. She gets what she wants. She is richer, prettier, and smarter than everyone she knows. Until . . .

"We think you should go to the public school," Dad said.

This was just a horrible, mean thing to say. Just hearing the words "public school" out loud made my mouth taste like urine (which, not coincidentally, is exactly how the public school smells).

Will Astrid finally meet her match in the form of public school and those within (including the lazy-eyed Summer Wonder and Lucy “Hair Eater” Redlich)? Find out in this hilarious tragicomedy from New Girl and SNL writer David Iserson!

 

Review:

"Not your everyday poor-little-rich-girl story....Being called a firecracker is a derogatory term as far as Astrid is concerned, but for readers it simply means entertaining." Kirkus (starred review)

Synopsis:

A hilarious tragicomedy from New Girl and SNL writer David Iserson!

Being Astrid Krieger is absolutely all it's cracked up to be.

She lives in a rocket ship in the backyard of her parents' estate.

She was kicked out of the elite Bristol Academy and she's intent on her own special kind of revenge to whomever betrayed her. 

She only loves her grandfather, an incredibly rich politician who makes his money building nuclear warheads.

It's all good until...

"We think you should go to the public school," Dad said.

This was just a horrible, mean thing to say. Just hearing the words "public school" out loud made my mouth taste like urine (which, not coincidentally, is exactly how the public school smells).

Will Astrid finally meet her match in the form of public school? Will she find out who betrayed her and got her expelled from Bristol? Is Noah, the sweet and awkward boy she just met, hiding something?

About the Author

David Iserson works as a film and television writer and currently writes for Fox's New Girl. He has also written for Saturday Night Live, NBC's Up All Night, and Showtime's United States of Tara and has several screenplays in development. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and her terrifying collection of taxidermy. Firecracker is his first novel. Find out more at davidiserson.com and follow David on Twitter @davidiserson.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781595143709
Author:
Iserson, David
Publisher:
Razorbill
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.6 x 5.82 x 1.11 in 0.92 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 336 pages Razorbill - English 9781595143709 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Not your everyday poor-little-rich-girl story....Being called a firecracker is a derogatory term as far as Astrid is concerned, but for readers it simply means entertaining."
"Synopsis" by , A hilarious tragicomedy from New Girl and SNL writer David Iserson!

Being Astrid Krieger is absolutely all it's cracked up to be.

She lives in a rocket ship in the backyard of her parents' estate.

She was kicked out of the elite Bristol Academy and she's intent on her own special kind of revenge to whomever betrayed her. 

She only loves her grandfather, an incredibly rich politician who makes his money building nuclear warheads.

It's all good until...

"We think you should go to the public school," Dad said.

This was just a horrible, mean thing to say. Just hearing the words "public school" out loud made my mouth taste like urine (which, not coincidentally, is exactly how the public school smells).

Will Astrid finally meet her match in the form of public school? Will she find out who betrayed her and got her expelled from Bristol? Is Noah, the sweet and awkward boy she just met, hiding something?

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