BB: IS THIS YOUR NEW BOOK?
JK: Yes! It's the advanced review copy. The real book will be available on July 14, 2015. Six months from today!
BB: WHY, THAT'S A BLACK CAT ON THE COVER. SHE LOOKS A LOT LIKE ME.
JK: Her name is Mau.
BB: WHO ARE THOSE GIRLS? WHY ARE THEY CHASING MAU?
JK: Val and Lanore have been friends forever. Val expects thir relationship to stay the same. But after they start middle school, Lanora decides to reinvent herself. Her parents have split up, and she wants to rise above that. Unfortunately Lanora's choices lead her into trouble. Val hates watching her friend lose her way. She wants to rescue Lanora, but how? Val doesn't know what to do until a stray cat . . .
BB: THERE ARE NO STRAY CATS. THERE ARE ONLY SELF-RELIANT ONES.
JK: I beg your pardon. A SELF-RELIANT cat leads Lanora to a strange boy who lives in an even stranger bookshop. Together they embark on a quest. Will they be able to save a lost friend? Will they get lost themselves? Or will they find a way to help each other become who they want to be?
BB: WILL THEY?
JK: I guess you'll have to keep reading the book to find out.
BB: MAYBE AFTER DINNER. DID I HEAR YOU MENTION TUNA?