From Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan
Etan has stopped speaking since his mother left. His father and grandfather don’t know how to help him. His friends have given up on him.
When Etan is asked to deliver a grocery order to the outskirts of town, he realizes he’s at the home of Malia Agbayani, also known as the Creature. Malia stopped going to school when her acute eczema spread to her face, and the bullying became too much.
As the two become friends, other kids tease Etan for knowing the Creature. But he believes he might have a cure for Malia’s condition, if only he can convince his family and hers to believe it too. Even if it works, will these two outcasts find where they fit in?
Critical Acclaim for The Magical Imperfect
A Junior Library Guild Selection
"Highly recommended...satisfyingly blends empathy, a range of diversity, and youthful possibility with serendipity’s sparkle. Perfect for readers of Wonder and Erin Entrada Kelly's Hello, Universe." ―Booklist magazine, starred review
Children’s Book Council Kid’s Book Choice Awards Finalist
Maine Student Book Award Nominee
Illinois Bluestem Award Finalist 23-24
Virginia State Readers Choice Nominee 23-24