Anyone who's had the pleasure of interacting with Mike Jung online knows that he's about as genuine and real as they come.—And those who have read his debut novel, GEEKS, GIRLS, AND SECRET IDENTITIES, also know that every bit of that translates onto the printed page. If you haven't yet read his first book, what are you waiting for? Equal parts funny, action-packed, and heart-tugging, this is a story you don't want to miss.
And because the world Needs More Mike Jung, I am thrilled today to herald a book deal for his amazing new middle-grade novel: UNIDENTIFIED SUBURBAN OBJECT is the story of a 12-year-old Korean-American girl living in a community lacking racial diversity who becomes interested in exploring her heritage. When she does so, however, she is shocked to discover her parents did not, in fact, emigrate from Korea as she'd thought. Instead? They immigrated from another galaxy.
How much of this story is autobiographical? That's for Mike to know and the rest of us to suspect...
The novel was acquired again by Arthur Levine at Arthur A. Levine Books, and you can look for it on shelves in 2016. Join me in a huge round of applause for our own dear Mike!