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Owen Matthews

The author of two outrageous novels for young adults, Owen Matthews was raised on rap music and violent video games, and currently writes critically-acclaimed crime thrillers under a secret identity. A fan of fast cars and sugary breakfast cereals, Matthews lives in Vancouver, Canada with his rescue pitbull, Lucy.

How To Win At High School

“Slick, breezy... fast-moving and suspenseful.” —Kirkus

“The funny, unforgiving narration will have readers glued to this story.” —Publishers Weekly

“Matthews’s debut YA novel has a fast plot with gritty content and dialogue that will appeal to teens.” —School Library Journal

“Short, intense chapters, some of which read like poetry, capture snapshots that lend a visceral immediacy to the action.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

The Fixes

“Matthews again takes on the Breaking Bad-like descent of a once-innocent, rule-following teen. [His] cheeky, third-person, prose-poem style fuels the surreal feel of this larger-than-life story... A wild ride.” —Publishers Weekly

“Teens will not put this one down. Reminiscent of John Green’s Paper Towns, this title has a much darker twist.” —School Library Journal

“The tone is sly and enjoyably cynical, drenched in world-weary hipster-speak and updated from Holden Caulfield... In the end, it offers a compelling caution for smart, angry teens to beware the charismatic psychopath who may look and sound just like them.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Riveting... A fast-moving tale of obsession and redemption.” —Kirkus