by Gayle Forman, Alladin: October 12, 2021
Summer is here and Bug can’t wait to hit her beloved beach. But Bug’s older brother is more interested in working out and spending time with friends than babysitting his little sister. Bug begins a reluctant friendship with Frankie, who is the nephew of Bug’s neighbor and an avid crime enthusiast. Feeling too young, too ignored, and too lonely, Bug finds herself caught up in Frankie’s hunt for the Midnight Marauder, a serial killer who is terrorizing LA. Set in 1980s Venice Beach, Frankie & Bug is a poignant coming of age story that embraces social issues and complex emotions with sensitivity and humor.