A while back, Jeff Chen and I were in an online critique group together. He read one of my middle grade novels-in-progress and I read one of his. I remember he had a really clean writing style, and also, he offered thoughtful comments on my work. Now, he’s got a middle grade book out titled Ultraball: Lunar Blitz, with Katherine Tegen Books! It’s a different novel than the one I read, but still, he included me in the acknowledgements:
See, I told you he was nice!
Anyways, here’s a bit of what Booklist had to say about it: “Chen's debut also delivers a smart and subtle exploration of socioeconomic inequality. Sf and sports readers alike will enjoy the futuristic dystopia Chen has created and the relatable cast of kids trying to save it.”
Let me know in the comments if you read it!