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Amy McDougall, Master Matchmaker
Amy McDougall, Master Matchmaker

Amy McDougall, Master Matchmaker

9-12

JUVENILE FICTION

178 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: EPUB, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: April 2021

ISBN 9781646030637

Rights: WOR

Regal House Publishing (Apr 2021)
Fitzroy Books

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Overview

A fun and engaging tale which takes a fresh look at important subjects like love and friendship

Thirteen-year-old Amy McDougall is worried about Travis, the single gay guy who adopted her when she was a kid. He wants a boyfriend yet isn't having any luck finding one himself. Amy decides the solution is for someone else to do the finding. Someone like her! Amy's first attempts at matchmaking are embarrassing flops, despite advice from her hyper-smart best friend Grace. But then Amy hits the jackpot, getting Travis together with her middle school Spanish teacher, Enrique Diaz. ¡Muy bien! "I'm a master matchmaker," Amy boasts to Grace. Grace isn't impressed. "One measly match does not prove you're a master matchmaker," she insists. Determined to lay claim to the title, Amy makes a match between Edith, Grace's mom, and Brian, a handsome businessman. After that, she even finds Grace a boyfriend, nerdy-but-cute Denry. By now Amy is sure no one can deny that she's Amy McDougall, Master Matchmaker. Still, Amy soon finds there can be a price to pay for meddling in other people's lives.

Reviews

"A perfect read that left me with a cozy feeling." —Dieter Moitzi, Rainbow Book Reviews

"Spunky Amy McDougall will have you chuckling from page to page." —Margo Kelly, author of WHO R U REALLY?

"With Amy McDougall, Gary Pedler has created a stand-up-and-cheer testament to the resilience and imagination of teenagers. This is an entirely convincing story about a girl who rises from foster child beginnings, and her adventure through misadventure in finding a loving companion for her gay dad." —J.R. Potter, author of Thomas Creeper and The Gloomsbury Secret

"What a joyously refreshing and delightful look at modern family life! Thirteen-year-old Amy describes herself as blatina, and whenever she is out with her gay adoptive dad, Travis... In Amy's opinion, there's only one thing missing from their lives: a partner for Travis. This is a story of friendship, resilience, love, and acceptance and a MUST READ for all those with warm hearts who embrace diversity in our society." —Janet Graber, author of Malcolm Mouse, Explorer and the Secret Chamber of Gwendoline Riston

"...as with many other books written for a young adult public in mind, when they're any good, they always make a perfect read for older adults such as yours truly, too. I really adored it and highly recommend it to anybody who seeks to spend a jolly good reading experience." —Rainbow Book Reviews 

Author Biography

Growing up in Napa Valley, Gary Pedler wrote his first story at eight. It involved dinosaurs. After attending UC Santa Cruz, Gary moved to San Francisco, where over the years he mastered the art of writing books that didn't necessarily involve dinosaurs. These include the travel memoir Couchsurfing: the Musical. Gary is single and has no children, though he did once have a cat he was very fond of.