WARP SPEED . . .
WARNING!!! Entering WARP SPEED --
WARP SPEED tracks the life of Marley Sandelski -- 7th grader, Star Trek geek, and the target of the most vicious bullies at Rancho Rosetta Middle School.
Millicent Min, Emily Ebers, Stanford Wong, and Digger, from Lisa’s other books, all play roles in Marley’s life.
However, this hysterically funny, heartbreaking and horrific book stands alone in a story that’s all Marley’s.
Find out more about WARP SPEED and why Lisa wrote it . . .
WARP SPEED has been named to the following "Best" lists . . .
YALSA Best Young Adult Fiction
VOYA Top Shelf Middle Grade
CCBC Best Fiction
Kansas Reading Circle Best
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Book Award List
Bank Street Best Books
Garden State Book Award
Sunshine State Young Readers
Read On Wisconsin
AND HERE'S WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MARLEY'S STORY . . .
"Fans of Yee’s “Millie Trilly”will be thrilled with this spin-off. Picking up where those books ended . . . Yee admirably keeps the topic of bullying a realistically complicated one. Like the earlier books, this one truly stands alone, but reading them all and finding the many connections is too good a treat to pass up."
-- Horn Book
"Marley’s funny, present-tense narrative will hold readers with its moving realism about friends and enemies . . . Most touching is the way Yee humanizes the bully. As the principal drones on with fake platitudes about tolerance, Marley discovers Digger’s brutal secret . . . The fast action, with lots of bloody fights, will hold readers, who will stay for the authentic resolution." -- Booklist
"Marley, veteran outcast, is portrayed with believable authenticity: he both relishes and loathes the oddities that make him a loner, condemning the social hierarchy of middle school even as he yearns to be accepted into it . . . Yee offers an at times brutal depiction of middle-school bullying, detailing Marley’s physical confrontations with the boys.” -- Bulletin of the Center of Children’s Books
"Seventh-grader Marley Sandelsky former friend of Stanford Wong is a devoted Star Trek fan; he knows the series so well that he thinks metaphorically about his life in terms of characters and plots from Star Trek . . . Yee’s combination of humor and sympathy works a charm here, giving Marley a life of his own and a chance at success in this solid addition to her prismatic look at middle school." -- Kirkus
"Yee offers another empathetic portrayal of an outsider with unique attributes . . . this slice-of-life novel focuses on themes that will likely hit home with readers . . . (Marley Sandelsky's) internal conflicts and emotions ring true." -- Publishers Weekly