Victoria “Egg” Jurgen is obsessed with the movie Terminal Earth.  So much so that she goes to school dressed up as the main character from the movie, the kick-ass heroine named Egg. When Max Carter, a boy who wants to draw comic books,comes to finish off his senior year, Victoria’s tough as nails veneer is challenged.

An American Bookseller “Pick of the Lists” Selection
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
A Publishers Weekly “Flying Start” Selection
Time Magazine Best 100 YA Books of All Time Pick

“Egg’s journey to shed her trappings and to confidently inhabit her own character is one readers won’t want to miss.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Castellucci’s brooding, smart, self-confident narrator gives a . . . warts-and-all glimpse into Hollywood.” — The Horn Book

“A fresh voice that will be immediately appealing to readers.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“This novel’s funny first-person narrative will grab teens (and not just sci-fi fans) with its romance and the screwball special effects.” — Booklist