KABOOM (Paperback)

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Description


KABOOM!, an expertly crafted coming to age and activism novel, is Brian Adams’ most recent foray into Young Adult Romantic Climate-Fiction. Cyndie and Ashley, two spunky and spirited teens from coal country West Virginia, become activists overnight when their beloved mountain is threatened by Big Coal. This novel tracks the girls’ experience as they start their own club, Kids Against Blowing Off Our Mountaintops, explore the power of grassroots activism, and even as they both begin to fall in love for the first time.  The lively interplay of character dialogue and humorous narration not only makes serious environmental concerns more accessible but also inspires teens to evoke positive change in the world around them.

About the Author


Brian Adams' most recent book, the YA rom-com environmental activist novel KABOOM!, won gold medals at the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the Literary Classics Book Awards. He is also author of the adult cli-fi/rom com novel, Love in the Time of Climate Change, Forward Reviews 2014 IndieFAB Gold Winner for Humor. He is a Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science at Greenfield Community College and lives with his wonderful wife and cat in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Praise For…


“There is a smile on almost every page and a chuckle or two in every chapter.  Author Brian Adams uses humor and no holds barred detail to tell us about a year in the lives of Cyndie and Ashley, two mid-teen best buddies.  Pre-occupation with issues of changing bodies and emerging sexuality becomes intertwined with a strong sense of place and a protective love of their mountain. This book reminds us that kids can make a difference.  If there was a KABOOM in West Virginia I would proudly wear their tee shirt.  This is a funny, fully detailed story.  All ages will enjoy it.” — Wayne C. Spiggle, M.D., Allegheny Highlands Alliance

Product Details
ISBN: 9780996267663
ISBN-10: 0996267662
Publisher: Green Writers Press
Publication Date: April 22nd, 2016
Pages: 324
Language: English