Nerdette Book Club is back for another year of reading!
Our January pick is Now Is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson. It’s about Frankie, a misfit teen girl in rural Tennessee, and the one summer she will never forget. She meets Zeke, a newcomer and fellow weirdo, and the two create an enigmatic poster together that upends their small town and, eventually, the world. It’s about friendship, what it means to create art, and reflecting on the totality of one’s life.
Kevin joined us for a conversation about how the book came to be, his interest in strange, stunted characters, and why he sees this as his most personal novel yet.
We would love to include you in our book club conversation! First, read the book. Then, record a voice memo on your smart phone with your thoughts. Send it to NerdettePodcast@gmail.com by Monday, January 23 and we’ll try to include you in the episode. Happy reading!