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THANKS A LOT, UNIVERSE By Chad Lucas Gets A Second Star!

It’s been about two months since the release of THANKS A LOT, UNIVERSE, Chad Lucas’s highly acclaimed debut with Abrams. We’re thrilled to announce that this fabulous middle grade novel has received its second starred review, this one from School Library Journal!


THANKS A LOT, UNIVERSE tells the stories of two middle school boys working through crisis and developing friendship, featuring a diverse cast and a message of hope. Here’s a snippet of School Library Journal’s starred review: “Readers can learn a great deal from these characters. Painfully real and radiantly hopeful, this is a recommended first purchase.”


We think Kirkus’s verdict embodies THANKS A LOT, UNIVERSE previously received a starred review from Kirkus, which called it “Tenderhearted and bold.” It is also a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection!


McIntosh & Otis sends our deepest congratulations to Chad! Hurry to buy his book from Abrams or your local indie bookstore, and be sure to visit Chad on Twitter, Instagram, and his website!