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Item #109: Boy Bites Bug

Will didn’t plan to eat a stink bug. But when his friend Darryl called new kid Eloy Herrera a racial slur, Will did it as a diversion. Now Will is Bug Boy, and everyone is cracking up inventing insect meals for him like French flies, bee-ritos, and maggot-aroni and fleas.

Turns out eating bugs for food is a real thing, called entomophagy. Deciding that means he can use a class project to feed everyone grasshoppers, Will bargains for Eloy’s help in exchange for helping him with wrestling, but their growing friendship only ticks off Darryl more.

Will may have bitten off more than he can chew as crickets, earthworm jerky—even a scorpion—end up on his plate, but insects are the least of his problems. When things with Darryl and Eloy heat up, Will wrestles with questions of loyalty, honor—and that maybe not all friendships are worth fighting for.

PLUS: Edible Insects & Bug Stickers!

Rebecca Petruck is the author of Boy Bites Bug(May 2018) and Steering Toward Normal (2014), both with ABRAMS/Amulet. Steering Toward Normal received a Best Book of the Year Blue Ribbon from the BCCB, and was an American Booksellers Association New Voices selection as well as a Kids Indie Next List title. It also was featured in Vanity Fair's Hollywood, the L.A. Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and ABC Best Books for Children. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UNC Wilmington, and is a mentor for Pitch Wars, Writing in the Margins, and SCBWI Carolinas. She is represented by Kate Testerman of kt literary.

 

Learn more about Rebecca on her website and follow her on Twitter!

Rebecca Petruck

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