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Happy Book Birthday to WORST-CASE COLLIN by Rebecca Caprara!

Rebecca Caprara’s second middle grade novel releases today, a powerful novel-in-verse called WORST-CASE COLLIN! We’re excited that it’s out now with Charlesbridge Publishing.



Twelve-year-old Collin has a plan to survive any worst-case scenario. Avalanche? No problem. Riptide? Stay calm. He’s 100% prepared for every disaster…except maybe his home life.

Collin is always prepared for something to go wrong. Ever since he lost his mom in a car accident, he’s been journaling about how to overcome things like avalanches, riptides, or even a bad case of halitosis. Meanwhile, Collin’s father grows more distant by the day, and has started hoarding things throughout their house. Determined to hide his home life from his friends, Collin navigates middle school alongside the hilarious and clueless Liam, and Georgia, who Collin may have feelings for. Can Collin learn to be vulnerable around those he loves, even when he can’t control every possible scenario?



“Poignant, timely, and altogether affecting.” –Kirkus

“Collin’s story is sure to be a light in the darkness.” —Wanda S., Librarian

“Caprara has done an incredible job of showing grief and resilience in the poems that tell Collin’s story. Highly recommended.”

—Victoria Whipple, Educator

In addition to these great reviews, WORST-CASE COLLIN was included among the Children’s Book Council Disability Awareness BooksSpring 2021!


Rebecca Caprara has been writing stories since she was a little girl. What she enjoys the most is writing across genres and form for middle-grade readers. The Magic of Melwick Orchard was her debut novel, and she has a YA novel-in-verse called Spin forthcoming from Simon & Schuster/Atheneum.


Congratulations, Rebecca! Purchase the book from Penguin Random House, Bookshop.org, or Target, among other retailers or your own local indie!

Head over to Rebecca’s website for more on her and her books. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram too!