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Satan's Prep
Guarente, Gabe, author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Trevor Loomis is trying to survive the year at Satan's Prep so he can transfer to Purgatory, but plans change when Persephone Plumm starts at the school"--
Reading Level:
Ages 12+.
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Seventeen-year-old Trevor Loomis's high school is literally Hell. In an unfortunate theological snafu, Trevor dies and finds himself in the afterlife at Satan's Prep, a Dante-inspired private school for lost souls. From science class (where he's the experiment) to gym class (involving deadly games of dodgeball), Trevor just wants to pass the semester with a 61 percent humanity level and transfer to Purgatory. When the beautiful Persephone Plumm shows up, Trevor begins to see a glimmer of hope. But is Persephone really what she seems? And will Trevor ever be able to transfer out of school? Or is he stuck for all eternity?

Gabe Guarente's Satan's Prep is a clever, engrossing graphic novel for young adults about the classic struggle through adolescence seen in a new way--high school as Hell! Trevor and his band of misfit classmates are relatable and funny, and this book is sure to impress both devoted graphic novel fans and teens new to the genre.

Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers--picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Author Notes

Gabe Guarente was born and raised in Hillsdale, New Jersey, and graduated from several non-Hellish educational institutions, including Tufts University, where he earned a degree in English. He's the author of the middle grade novel Hook, Line, and Sinker and the coauthor of the comic book series Comeback Kings , which earned praise from the Huffington Post , Newsarama , and other outlets. In his thirteen-year magazine career, Gabe's feature writing has appeared in publications as diverse as Us Weekly and Men's Health . He currently lives in New York City with his TV and cockroaches.

Dave Fox is a freelance artist whose clients have included Marvel Comics, Lucasfilm, DC Comics, Topps, Skratch Magazine, Rittenhouse Archives, and many others. He has contributed his dark, noir style to such properties as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Indiana Jones, and Wizard of Oz. Between projects, Dave finds time to teach art as well as sing and play bass in a punk rock band, Dead On A Friday. Dave is thrilled to be working on his first graphic novel, Satan's Prep ; with it's morbid humor and fantastic imagery, it's a match made in hell.

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Trevor Loomis is a slacker. His life never amounted to much before he got zapped to death by a cheap amp. Unsurprisingly, the start of his afterlife doesn't appear to be too promising, either. As a minor, his is remanded to attending St. Lucifer's Academy for the Hopeless and the Damned. Nicknamed "Satan's Prep" for short, it's not uncommon for students to be eaten before homeroom, bullied to death by demons, or be personally dissected in science class. Trevor deals with his hellish new school with the same irreverence and disinterest he did in his mortal life. This angers school administrator Cerberus, horned jock Moloch, and pretty much everyone else at the school. After making friends with "Skeevy" Stevie and catching the eye of the beautifully mysterious Persephone Plumm, Trevor finally finds in death something worth fighting for. This graphic novel collects Guarente's inventively demonic version of high school. While the wordplay will keep teens happy, the full-color visuals sadly lack the bustling vitality readers would expect in the hallways of the damned. The very obvious shift from primary penciler Dave Fox to Luis Chichon three quarters through the comic is apparent and ultimately distracting. Still, a surprising cliff-hanger on Trevor and Persephone's doomed relationship may have teens clamoring for more.-Ryan P. Donovan, Southborough Public Library, MA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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