Monday, July 21, 2014

Double Negative

You may know that I have a special interest in contemporary realistic YA novels with male main characters (having written two of them myself). My friend C. Lee McKenzie has one coming out on Friday, July 25:

Double Negative, by C. Lee McKenzie.

Hutchison McQueen is a sixteen-year-old smart kid who screws up regularly. He’s a member of Larkston High’s loser clique, the boy who’s on his way to nowhere—unless juvenile hall counts as a destination. He squeaks through classes with his talent for eavesdropping and memorizing what he hears. When that doesn’t work, he goes to Fat Nyla, the one some mean girls are out to get and a person who’s in on his secret—he can barely read.

And then Maggie happens. For twenty-five years she’s saved boys from their own bad choices. But she may not have time to save Hutch. Alzheimer’s disease is steadily stealing her keen mind.

You can find out more at C. Lee McKenzie's website, blog, or Facebook Fan Page. There's also a giveaway for Double Negative and for Amazon gift cards here.


  1. This sounds like a unique and interesting book. Awesome cover! Wishing Lee the best of luck! :)

    1. I'm glad you like the cover. I was holding my breath on this one. :-)

  2. I also love the cover! This sounds like such a poignant story that so many teenage boys, and their families could relate to. Congrats Lee!


    1. I do have a special place in my heart for Hutch. Hope people relate to him. Thanks Julie.