A charming debut novel by James W. Fuerst, HUGE is the story of twelve-year-old Eugene “Huge” Smalls. Huge is an amateur sleuth with an off-the-charts IQ. He’s a devotee of Raymond Chandler and the smallest, meanest, angriest kid in the whole sixth grade. Growing up in 1980’s New Jersey, this book picks up at the end of Huge’s last summer before junior high. He’s also been hired to work his first case but before he’s through he’ll confront the town bullies, have a close brush with a femme fatale and realize his fantasy life will only take him so far.

Sounds like a great read alike to The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie another great new novel about a young sleuth named Flavia de Luce. This one just might have YA potential and might be a great pick for your teen readers. HUGE will be released as a trade paperback original in early July.

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  • I have been dying to read this ever since I heard about it in your Spring book talk presentation!!!

  • I have been looking forward to reading this ever since your Spring book talk presentation!!!

  • i loved “sweetness” so a good companion novel sounds enticing.

  • I want one! 🙂

  • I want one too please!

  • I’d love to read it! I’m all about YA 🙂

  • The description makes me think of Encyclopedia Brown who I loved to read when I was little. I’d love to read this one. I’m sure it won’t turn out to be Ency. Brown, but I’m sure it will be just as good 🙂

  • I loved Sweetness. Hope there’s more Flavie to come, too. Love to see a copy of this, anyway…

  • Turi, there is more Flavia to come! The 2nd book will be published next year.

  • I’ll be swimming in arcs soon–but thsi too sounds excellent!

  • Yes please!

  • Huge sounds like he leads a busy life! I’d love to read it!

  • Sounds great!

  • This sounds interesting. I would love to be able to read it!

  • How can I get an ARC of Julie Buxbaum’s new novel coming out in August, After You???? I really want to read & handsell it!!!!

  • Hi,

    I have an ARC I’d be happy to send you. Please email your full mailing address to


  • Of course I want one! It sounds fantastic!

  • This sounds great, I’d love one!

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