About The Book

People all over Flinkwater are losing their memories—and it’s up to Ginger to figure out what’s going on—in this sequel to the “quirky, dryly funny” (Booklist) The Flinkwater Factor from National Book Award–winning author Pete Hautman.

Absentmindedness in Flinkwater, a town overflowing with eccentric scientists and engineers, is nothing new. Recently, however, the number of confused, forgetful citizens has been increasing, and no one seems to know why. Ginger Crump figures it’s none of her business. She has her own problems. Like the strange cat that’s been following her around—a cat that seems to be able to read. And the report for school due Monday. And the fact that every digital book in Flinkwater has been vandalized by a fanatical censor, forcing Ginger to the embarrassingly retro alternative of reading books printed on dead trees.

But when Ginger’s true love and future husband Billy Bates completely forgets who she is, things suddenly get serious, and Ginger swings into action.

About The Author

Photograph by Joseph Hautman

Pete Hautman is the author of Godless, which won the National Book Award, and many other critically acclaimed books for teens and adults, including Blank ConfessionAll-InRashNo LimitInvisible, and Mr. Was, which was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Pete lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Visit him at PeteHautman.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 20, 2016)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481464406
  • Grades: 4 - 8
  • Ages: 9 - 13
  • Lexile ® 650L

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Raves and Reviews

"Tightly plotted mysteries lightened with wacky, ludicrous humor."

– Kirkus Reviews

"Ginger’s escapades fill Hautman’s story with energy and humor while raising thought-provoking questions about technological advances."

– Publishers Weekly

"An entertaining journey with wry humor and a subtle encouragement of learning, electronic or otherwise. A solid purchase for larger collections."

– School Library Journal

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