When I first met Gordon Jack, I could tell he is full of heart. I mean, he’s a high school librarian. That job requires someone who loves teens and understands them. His sense of humor coupled with his clear passion for youth come out so clearly in The Boomerang Effect that I couldn’t wait to chat with him about it at our second annual Bloggers <3 Authors event in partnership with Books, Inc! Check out what MC Lawrence would have for lunch, what book terrified Gordon from childhood, and how he single-handedly caused the 2016 election to go awry (and how he’s planning to fix that for midterms!). Add The Boomerang Effect and Your Own Worst Enemy to your bookshelves, and remember: Never Never James Patterson. 😂
It all started with a harmless prank. But now high school junior (and resident stoner) Lawrence Barry is one step away from reform school unless he participates in a mentorship program. His mentee? Spencer Knudsen, a Norwegian exchange student with Spock-like intelligence but the social skills of the periodic table.
Then disaster strikes—Homecoming week. When someone dressed as the school Viking mascot starts destroying the fairy tale–inspired floats, all suspicion falls on Lawrence. Add to the mix a demon Goth girl named Zoe, a Renaissance LARPing group, an overzealous yearbook editor, and three vindictive chickens, and Lawrence soon realizes that his situation may be a little out of control. But Spencer seems to have some answers. In fact, Spencer may be the one friend Lawrence never knew he needed.