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THANKS A LOT, UNIVERSE by Chad Lucas Gets A Star From Kirkus!

McIntosh & Otis client Chad Lucas debuts with THANKS A LOT, UNIVERSE, a contemporary middle grade novel coming from Abrams on May 11, 2021. We’re thrilled to announce that the book has been awarded a starred review from Kirkus!


THANKS A LOT, UNIVERSE follows two middle school boys through crisis and friendship, featuring a diverse cast and a message of hope. Kirkus writes, “Featuring snappy dialogue from earnest tween voices, skillful prose guides this engrossing story from start to finish. The themes and social commentary found here are gentle and organic—never heavy-handed—and the plot’s antagonists are far from two-dimensional, expertly reflecting real-life human complexity for a middle-grade audience.”


We think Kirkus’s verdict embodies THANKS A LOT, UNIVERSE perfectly: “Tenderhearted and bold.”


McIntosh & Otis sends heartfelt congratulations to Chad! Pre-order his stunning book today from Abrams or your local indie bookstore, and be sure to visit Chad on Twitter, Instagram, and his website!