Piper Perish

Category: Book
By (author): Cagan, Kayla
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Art
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Published: March 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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From The Publisher*Piper Perish inhales air and exhales art. The sooner she and her best friends can get out of Houston and get to New York City, the better. Art school has been Piper's dream her whole life, and now that senior year is halfway over, she's never felt more ready. But in the final months before graduation, things are weird with her friends and stressful with three different guys, and Piper's sister's tyrannical mental state seems to thwart every attempt at happiness for the close-knit Perishfamily. Piper's art just might be enough to get her out. But is she brave enough to seize that power when it means giving up so much? Debut author Kayla Cagan breathes new life into fiction in this dynamic, utterly authentic work featuring interior art from Rookie magazine illustrator Maria Ines Gul. Piper will have readers asking big questions along with her. What is love? What is friendship? What is family? What is home? And who is a person when she's missing any one of these things?
Review Quote*A love-letter to the artistic life, filled with glamour, passion, hunger and heartbreak." - author, graphic novelist, and two-time Eisner Award Winner Hope Larson"Piper Perish is smart, fresh, and utterly engaging. Infused with a love and respect for art that shines through on every page, Kayla Cagan's debut is equal parts funny and heartbreaking. You won't put it down."-Brandy Colbert, author of Pointe and Little and Lion"Piper Perish is like a season of Project Runway mashed up with Jandy Nelson's I'll Give You The Sun. In Piper, Kayla Cagan has given us a fallible but ultimately lovable new heroine. It's a portrait of the artist as a young woman, one likely to inspire anyone lucky enough to pick it up." -Tommy Wallach, New York Times-bestselling author of We All Looked Up"Get ready for all the feels! Urgent, funny, and achingly real, Piper Perish will pull you into her artsy, messy, and love-rich world on the first page and hold you tight until the very end. The voice is so fresh and intimate you'll swear you've known Piper your whole life. I read this book on a tear and when I finished-breathless and teary and hopeful-I not only knew I'd discovered an amazing author, I also felt like I had a new friend. Stop what you're doing and go read Piper Perish now!" -Leila Howland, author of Hello, Sunshine"After reading Piper Perish I want to start my own handwritten, doodle-filled journal full of creativity, dreams, and adventures. This book captured that excitement I felt when I was a young artist full of hope tackling a big city. If a book could be my BFF, it would be this one." -Bonnie Burton, author of Crafting with Feminism and Girls Against Girls"A smart, complicated, emotionally mature, coming-of-age story that leaps off the page and reminds you why you ever dared to dream. Bonus points for every Houston shout-out." -Pamela Ribon, bestselling author of Notes to Boys: And Other Things I Shouldn't Share in Public"
Biographical NoteKayla Cagan is a writer and playwright. She received her BFA in Theater from Stephen F. Austin University. She lives in Los Angeles. This is her first book.