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Project Me 2.0

An eleven-year-old boy on a quest to impress his suddenly cute, longtime friend accidentally manifests a tiny internet guru into existence in this hilarious MAX novel!

All class clown Farley Andrew Turner (yes, that spells FAT) wanted the summer before seventh grade was to give his image a little boost…and maybe, just maybe, impress his oldest pal, whom he has a secret crush on.

But when Farley accidentally manifests a tiny internet guru into existence (think genie, but far more annoying and without any ability whatsoever to grant wishes), his entire plan goes sideways.

Now, in order to rid himself of the four-inch tall pest spouting ridiculous self-help advice and doing yoga on his mouse pad, Farley must complete all “Seven Steps to a Whole New You!”—no matter how embarrassing they may be. Which is how Farley finds himself outfitted in too-small spandex and suffering through daily jogs with his super-athletic dad, attempting to read War and Peace,...
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Lauren Allbright
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Lauren Allbright

Lauren Allbright roamed the southern states before landing in Texas and calling it home. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Texas A&M University. After graduation, she spent her days teaching middle schoolers and her nights reading books. Now when she is not writing (or momming), she enjoys training for half-marathons and triathlons as well as camping with her family. She lives in Dallas with her patient husband, three high-energy children, six (give or take) fish, one overly excitable cocker spaniel, and (the slowest ever) guinea pig named Blaster.

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Jan Gangsei

Jan Gangsei grew up in the hills of Vermont, where she began her career as a journalist and photographer. After stints in Key West, New York City, and Barbados, Jan finally settled with her family in Northern Virginia, where she writes full time. Her debut novel, Zero Day, is a political thriller set in her backyard of Washington, DC. She is also the author of The Wild Bunch.

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Todd Hasak-Lowy
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Todd Hasak-Lowy

Todd Hasak-Lowy has published several books for adults. 33 Minutes was his first book for young readers and he made his YA debut with Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Evanston, Illinois.

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Allison K. Hymas

Allison K. Hymas holds an MFA from Brigham Young University and currently lives in Utah. She is the author of Under Locker and Key and Arts and Thefts.

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Jarrett Lerner
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Jarrett Lerner

Jarrett Lerner has never unleashed a horde of hungry robots on a small, unsuspecting town. (Not yet, at least.) He lives with his wife, a cat, and a dog who sometimes thinks he’s a cat in Medford, Massachusetts. You can visit him online at JarrettLerner.com.

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Mark Maciejewski

Like Chub, Mark Maciejewski was one of the “usual suspects” throughout his grade school years. Mark’s hair, however, didn’t fall out until much later in life. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, gardening, watching movies, and napping. His love of comics and graphic novels is a major influence on his work. He lives in Seattle with his wife, four kids, two dogs, two frogs, six glow-in-the-dark fish, and a borrowed cat. He is the author of I Am Fartacus and Electric Boogerloo. You can find Mark online at MarkMaciejewski.com or on Twitter at @Magicjetski.

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Lee Gjertsen Malone

Lee Gjertsen Malone is a Massachusetts transplant via Long Island, Brooklyn, and Ithaca, New York. As a journalist she’s written about everything from wedding planning to the banking crisis to how to build your own homemade camera satellite. Her interests include amateur cheese making, traveling, associating with animals, shushing people in movie theaters, kickboxing, and blinking very rapidly for no reason. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband, daughter, and a rotating cast of pets.

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Rob Vlock
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Rob Vlock

Rob Vlock writes fun, funny, fast-paced kids’ books that are perfect for reluctant readers. When he’s not writing, you can usually find him somewhere in the greater Boston area trying to make his trumpet sound like something other than a dying goose. It’s a work in progress.

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