Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower

Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower

Phoebe Lane is a lightning rod for monsters. She and her mom are forced to flee flesh-eating plants, radioactive ants, and blobs from outer space. They survive thanks to Phoebe?s dad?an invisible titan, whose giant eyes warn them where the next monster attack will take place. All Phoebe wants is to stop running from motel to motel and start living a monster-free life in New Phoebe Lane is a lightning rod for monsters. She and her mom are forced to flee flesh-eating plants, radioa...

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Title:Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower
Author:Christian McKay Heidicker
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:1481499130
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower Reviews

  • Jessica
    Nov 13, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

  • Jenn
    Jan 22, 2019

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

  • Crowinator
    May 07, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

  • Kathy
    Jan 07, 2019

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

    Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing. ...

    Funny, sweet, Imaginative twist on the old horror movie genre. ...

    Run, run for your lives!...or at least run to your nearest library to check out ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WALLFLOWER. Then get comfy for the next three hours because Christian McKay Heidicker?s doozy of a novel is not a spectacle you will want to tear your eyes from. After CURE FOR TH...

    I tried so hard not to like this book. I tried in the bookstore before I gave in and bought it. And I tried again when I started reading it at home. It?s cheesy and nerdy, and that author pic and bio (come on, man)... But I enjoyed it so much. Despite my general current reading s...

    In 1950?s America Phoebe Lane and her mother Loretta travel with carnivals, playing on the fame from her mother?s abduction by a giant ape called ?Ook?. (This may just be a reference to something.) Currently the carnival is in the town of Pennybrooke. They are able to see the ...

    What if King Kong was real and called Emperor Ook? What if the beautiful blond woman he wanted to just love and protect became famous and had a child? What if monsters attacking towns and decimating them was a common occurrence? What if it was 1950's America? This is the world that we...

    Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower is a unique book, with a fascinating universe, likable characters, and a number of fun homages to 50s monster movies. Phoebe Lane is the girl with the famous mother: Loretta Lane, the woman who was once abducted by a giant ape and dragged to the top ...

    I don?t watch B movies but they?re so a part of our lexicon that it would be impossible for you to not be aware of what they are. So, for those of you who aren?t familiar with them as well, I did not feel lost or like I was missing something, though, I probably did. Phoebe was n...

    The thing I love about Christian Heidicker's books is that they always end in a different place than where your brain thinks they should. His set-up and world-building and character development all track like they logically should. Then you hit a point about 5/6 of the way through and ...

    "Phoebe Darrow is a lightning rod for monsters. She and her mom are forced to flee flesh-eating plants, blobs from outerspace, and radioactive ants. They survive because Phoebe's dad is an invisible titan with giant eyes that warns them where the next monster attack will take place. Al...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this one... It get's top scores for setting; 1950's/60's where all those bad sci-fi flicks are real is a super cool idea! I have no real complaints about the characters. But... there were a few things that leave me less than satisfied. I kept feeli...

    I loved Phoebe and I loved the concept. However, I have a huge problem with a book that claims to be a modern feminist take of pulpy B-movies that have nary a shred of feminism. Rather than comment of the sexism, racism, and homophobia that are hallmarks of the era, Heidecker really ju...

    What if you inhabited every 1950's cheesy horror movie out there and didn't know it? Droll humor among the horror, as Phoebe deals with a missing mother, mysoginist high schoolers, mysterious government labs, racist small-town mothers, gun-happy military men, and an exponential growth ...

  • Jeanine
    Jan 31, 2019

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

    Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing. ...

    Funny, sweet, Imaginative twist on the old horror movie genre. ...

    Run, run for your lives!...or at least run to your nearest library to check out ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WALLFLOWER. Then get comfy for the next three hours because Christian McKay Heidicker?s doozy of a novel is not a spectacle you will want to tear your eyes from. After CURE FOR TH...

    I tried so hard not to like this book. I tried in the bookstore before I gave in and bought it. And I tried again when I started reading it at home. It?s cheesy and nerdy, and that author pic and bio (come on, man)... But I enjoyed it so much. Despite my general current reading s...

    In 1950?s America Phoebe Lane and her mother Loretta travel with carnivals, playing on the fame from her mother?s abduction by a giant ape called ?Ook?. (This may just be a reference to something.) Currently the carnival is in the town of Pennybrooke. They are able to see the ...

    What if King Kong was real and called Emperor Ook? What if the beautiful blond woman he wanted to just love and protect became famous and had a child? What if monsters attacking towns and decimating them was a common occurrence? What if it was 1950's America? This is the world that we...

    Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower is a unique book, with a fascinating universe, likable characters, and a number of fun homages to 50s monster movies. Phoebe Lane is the girl with the famous mother: Loretta Lane, the woman who was once abducted by a giant ape and dragged to the top ...

    I don?t watch B movies but they?re so a part of our lexicon that it would be impossible for you to not be aware of what they are. So, for those of you who aren?t familiar with them as well, I did not feel lost or like I was missing something, though, I probably did. Phoebe was n...

    The thing I love about Christian Heidicker's books is that they always end in a different place than where your brain thinks they should. His set-up and world-building and character development all track like they logically should. Then you hit a point about 5/6 of the way through and ...

  • Jennifer
    Oct 23, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

    Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing. ...

    Funny, sweet, Imaginative twist on the old horror movie genre. ...

  • Soulfire
    Jan 07, 2019

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

    Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing. ...

    Funny, sweet, Imaginative twist on the old horror movie genre. ...

    Run, run for your lives!...or at least run to your nearest library to check out ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WALLFLOWER. Then get comfy for the next three hours because Christian McKay Heidicker?s doozy of a novel is not a spectacle you will want to tear your eyes from. After CURE FOR TH...

    I tried so hard not to like this book. I tried in the bookstore before I gave in and bought it. And I tried again when I started reading it at home. It?s cheesy and nerdy, and that author pic and bio (come on, man)... But I enjoyed it so much. Despite my general current reading s...

    In 1950?s America Phoebe Lane and her mother Loretta travel with carnivals, playing on the fame from her mother?s abduction by a giant ape called ?Ook?. (This may just be a reference to something.) Currently the carnival is in the town of Pennybrooke. They are able to see the ...

    What if King Kong was real and called Emperor Ook? What if the beautiful blond woman he wanted to just love and protect became famous and had a child? What if monsters attacking towns and decimating them was a common occurrence? What if it was 1950's America? This is the world that we...

    Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower is a unique book, with a fascinating universe, likable characters, and a number of fun homages to 50s monster movies. Phoebe Lane is the girl with the famous mother: Loretta Lane, the woman who was once abducted by a giant ape and dragged to the top ...

    I don?t watch B movies but they?re so a part of our lexicon that it would be impossible for you to not be aware of what they are. So, for those of you who aren?t familiar with them as well, I did not feel lost or like I was missing something, though, I probably did. Phoebe was n...

  • Wendy
    Oct 23, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

    Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing. ...

    Funny, sweet, Imaginative twist on the old horror movie genre. ...

    Run, run for your lives!...or at least run to your nearest library to check out ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WALLFLOWER. Then get comfy for the next three hours because Christian McKay Heidicker?s doozy of a novel is not a spectacle you will want to tear your eyes from. After CURE FOR TH...

    I tried so hard not to like this book. I tried in the bookstore before I gave in and bought it. And I tried again when I started reading it at home. It?s cheesy and nerdy, and that author pic and bio (come on, man)... But I enjoyed it so much. Despite my general current reading s...

  • Jordan Finch
    Sep 15, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

    Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing. ...

    Funny, sweet, Imaginative twist on the old horror movie genre. ...

    Run, run for your lives!...or at least run to your nearest library to check out ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WALLFLOWER. Then get comfy for the next three hours because Christian McKay Heidicker?s doozy of a novel is not a spectacle you will want to tear your eyes from. After CURE FOR TH...

    I tried so hard not to like this book. I tried in the bookstore before I gave in and bought it. And I tried again when I started reading it at home. It?s cheesy and nerdy, and that author pic and bio (come on, man)... But I enjoyed it so much. Despite my general current reading s...

    In 1950?s America Phoebe Lane and her mother Loretta travel with carnivals, playing on the fame from her mother?s abduction by a giant ape called ?Ook?. (This may just be a reference to something.) Currently the carnival is in the town of Pennybrooke. They are able to see the ...

    What if King Kong was real and called Emperor Ook? What if the beautiful blond woman he wanted to just love and protect became famous and had a child? What if monsters attacking towns and decimating them was a common occurrence? What if it was 1950's America? This is the world that we...

    Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower is a unique book, with a fascinating universe, likable characters, and a number of fun homages to 50s monster movies. Phoebe Lane is the girl with the famous mother: Loretta Lane, the woman who was once abducted by a giant ape and dragged to the top ...

  • Devann
    Sep 18, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

  • Krista Ivy
    Oct 04, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

    Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing. ...

    Funny, sweet, Imaginative twist on the old horror movie genre. ...

    Run, run for your lives!...or at least run to your nearest library to check out ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WALLFLOWER. Then get comfy for the next three hours because Christian McKay Heidicker?s doozy of a novel is not a spectacle you will want to tear your eyes from. After CURE FOR TH...

    I tried so hard not to like this book. I tried in the bookstore before I gave in and bought it. And I tried again when I started reading it at home. It?s cheesy and nerdy, and that author pic and bio (come on, man)... But I enjoyed it so much. Despite my general current reading s...

    In 1950?s America Phoebe Lane and her mother Loretta travel with carnivals, playing on the fame from her mother?s abduction by a giant ape called ?Ook?. (This may just be a reference to something.) Currently the carnival is in the town of Pennybrooke. They are able to see the ...

    What if King Kong was real and called Emperor Ook? What if the beautiful blond woman he wanted to just love and protect became famous and had a child? What if monsters attacking towns and decimating them was a common occurrence? What if it was 1950's America? This is the world that we...

  • Octavia
    Aug 03, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

  • Ang
    Dec 20, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

    Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing. ...

    Funny, sweet, Imaginative twist on the old horror movie genre. ...

    Run, run for your lives!...or at least run to your nearest library to check out ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WALLFLOWER. Then get comfy for the next three hours because Christian McKay Heidicker?s doozy of a novel is not a spectacle you will want to tear your eyes from. After CURE FOR TH...

    I tried so hard not to like this book. I tried in the bookstore before I gave in and bought it. And I tried again when I started reading it at home. It?s cheesy and nerdy, and that author pic and bio (come on, man)... But I enjoyed it so much. Despite my general current reading s...

    In 1950?s America Phoebe Lane and her mother Loretta travel with carnivals, playing on the fame from her mother?s abduction by a giant ape called ?Ook?. (This may just be a reference to something.) Currently the carnival is in the town of Pennybrooke. They are able to see the ...

    What if King Kong was real and called Emperor Ook? What if the beautiful blond woman he wanted to just love and protect became famous and had a child? What if monsters attacking towns and decimating them was a common occurrence? What if it was 1950's America? This is the world that we...

    Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower is a unique book, with a fascinating universe, likable characters, and a number of fun homages to 50s monster movies. Phoebe Lane is the girl with the famous mother: Loretta Lane, the woman who was once abducted by a giant ape and dragged to the top ...

    I don?t watch B movies but they?re so a part of our lexicon that it would be impossible for you to not be aware of what they are. So, for those of you who aren?t familiar with them as well, I did not feel lost or like I was missing something, though, I probably did. Phoebe was n...

    The thing I love about Christian Heidicker's books is that they always end in a different place than where your brain thinks they should. His set-up and world-building and character development all track like they logically should. Then you hit a point about 5/6 of the way through and ...

    "Phoebe Darrow is a lightning rod for monsters. She and her mom are forced to flee flesh-eating plants, blobs from outerspace, and radioactive ants. They survive because Phoebe's dad is an invisible titan with giant eyes that warns them where the next monster attack will take place. Al...

  • Gabrielle
    Oct 27, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

    Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing. ...

    Funny, sweet, Imaginative twist on the old horror movie genre. ...

    Run, run for your lives!...or at least run to your nearest library to check out ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WALLFLOWER. Then get comfy for the next three hours because Christian McKay Heidicker?s doozy of a novel is not a spectacle you will want to tear your eyes from. After CURE FOR TH...

    I tried so hard not to like this book. I tried in the bookstore before I gave in and bought it. And I tried again when I started reading it at home. It?s cheesy and nerdy, and that author pic and bio (come on, man)... But I enjoyed it so much. Despite my general current reading s...

    In 1950?s America Phoebe Lane and her mother Loretta travel with carnivals, playing on the fame from her mother?s abduction by a giant ape called ?Ook?. (This may just be a reference to something.) Currently the carnival is in the town of Pennybrooke. They are able to see the ...

    What if King Kong was real and called Emperor Ook? What if the beautiful blond woman he wanted to just love and protect became famous and had a child? What if monsters attacking towns and decimating them was a common occurrence? What if it was 1950's America? This is the world that we...

    Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower is a unique book, with a fascinating universe, likable characters, and a number of fun homages to 50s monster movies. Phoebe Lane is the girl with the famous mother: Loretta Lane, the woman who was once abducted by a giant ape and dragged to the top ...

    I don?t watch B movies but they?re so a part of our lexicon that it would be impossible for you to not be aware of what they are. So, for those of you who aren?t familiar with them as well, I did not feel lost or like I was missing something, though, I probably did. Phoebe was n...

    The thing I love about Christian Heidicker's books is that they always end in a different place than where your brain thinks they should. His set-up and world-building and character development all track like they logically should. Then you hit a point about 5/6 of the way through and ...

    "Phoebe Darrow is a lightning rod for monsters. She and her mom are forced to flee flesh-eating plants, blobs from outerspace, and radioactive ants. They survive because Phoebe's dad is an invisible titan with giant eyes that warns them where the next monster attack will take place. Al...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this one... It get's top scores for setting; 1950's/60's where all those bad sci-fi flicks are real is a super cool idea! I have no real complaints about the characters. But... there were a few things that leave me less than satisfied. I kept feeli...

    I loved Phoebe and I loved the concept. However, I have a huge problem with a book that claims to be a modern feminist take of pulpy B-movies that have nary a shred of feminism. Rather than comment of the sexism, racism, and homophobia that are hallmarks of the era, Heidecker really ju...

    What if you inhabited every 1950's cheesy horror movie out there and didn't know it? Droll humor among the horror, as Phoebe deals with a missing mother, mysoginist high schoolers, mysterious government labs, racist small-town mothers, gun-happy military men, and an exponential growth ...

    This one gets a "buyer beware." It looks quirky and fun, but alas, the seams are showing. The author could've stood to do a lot more work on transitions between scenes. Important details are either glossed or missing. And there's the concept of the absent father who lives in the sky. I...

    Really intriguing premise and beginning, but I lost interest in the middle. I think it's because I wasn't into the details of (view spoiler)[(not sure if it's a spoiler for obvious reasons) Pheobe growing into a giant. I think the focus on those details turned me off because of my unwa...

    DNF I really like weird books, but this went beyond weird for me. Don't get me wrong, I like the idea and the writing is excellent. However, the whole thing with the main character's dad being a giant dude in the sky and how her mom got pregnant with her is beyond my threshold for w...

    actual rating: 3.5 stars i have never read a book quite like this it was weird ESPECIALLY ONE SCENE AT THE END OH MY GOODNESS!! i did not really connect with the characters but i thought the plot was super creative and unlike anything literally ever i recommend this if you are in the...

  • Bridget Duffy
    Jan 01, 2019

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

    Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing. ...

    Funny, sweet, Imaginative twist on the old horror movie genre. ...

    Run, run for your lives!...or at least run to your nearest library to check out ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WALLFLOWER. Then get comfy for the next three hours because Christian McKay Heidicker?s doozy of a novel is not a spectacle you will want to tear your eyes from. After CURE FOR TH...

    I tried so hard not to like this book. I tried in the bookstore before I gave in and bought it. And I tried again when I started reading it at home. It?s cheesy and nerdy, and that author pic and bio (come on, man)... But I enjoyed it so much. Despite my general current reading s...

    In 1950?s America Phoebe Lane and her mother Loretta travel with carnivals, playing on the fame from her mother?s abduction by a giant ape called ?Ook?. (This may just be a reference to something.) Currently the carnival is in the town of Pennybrooke. They are able to see the ...

    What if King Kong was real and called Emperor Ook? What if the beautiful blond woman he wanted to just love and protect became famous and had a child? What if monsters attacking towns and decimating them was a common occurrence? What if it was 1950's America? This is the world that we...

    Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower is a unique book, with a fascinating universe, likable characters, and a number of fun homages to 50s monster movies. Phoebe Lane is the girl with the famous mother: Loretta Lane, the woman who was once abducted by a giant ape and dragged to the top ...

    I don?t watch B movies but they?re so a part of our lexicon that it would be impossible for you to not be aware of what they are. So, for those of you who aren?t familiar with them as well, I did not feel lost or like I was missing something, though, I probably did. Phoebe was n...

    The thing I love about Christian Heidicker's books is that they always end in a different place than where your brain thinks they should. His set-up and world-building and character development all track like they logically should. Then you hit a point about 5/6 of the way through and ...

    "Phoebe Darrow is a lightning rod for monsters. She and her mom are forced to flee flesh-eating plants, blobs from outerspace, and radioactive ants. They survive because Phoebe's dad is an invisible titan with giant eyes that warns them where the next monster attack will take place. Al...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this one... It get's top scores for setting; 1950's/60's where all those bad sci-fi flicks are real is a super cool idea! I have no real complaints about the characters. But... there were a few things that leave me less than satisfied. I kept feeli...

    I loved Phoebe and I loved the concept. However, I have a huge problem with a book that claims to be a modern feminist take of pulpy B-movies that have nary a shred of feminism. Rather than comment of the sexism, racism, and homophobia that are hallmarks of the era, Heidecker really ju...

  • Max Baker
    Jul 16, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

  • Christine
    Sep 29, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

    Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing. ...

  • BookishBat
    Jan 16, 2019

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

    Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing. ...

    Funny, sweet, Imaginative twist on the old horror movie genre. ...

    Run, run for your lives!...or at least run to your nearest library to check out ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WALLFLOWER. Then get comfy for the next three hours because Christian McKay Heidicker?s doozy of a novel is not a spectacle you will want to tear your eyes from. After CURE FOR TH...

    I tried so hard not to like this book. I tried in the bookstore before I gave in and bought it. And I tried again when I started reading it at home. It?s cheesy and nerdy, and that author pic and bio (come on, man)... But I enjoyed it so much. Despite my general current reading s...

    In 1950?s America Phoebe Lane and her mother Loretta travel with carnivals, playing on the fame from her mother?s abduction by a giant ape called ?Ook?. (This may just be a reference to something.) Currently the carnival is in the town of Pennybrooke. They are able to see the ...

    What if King Kong was real and called Emperor Ook? What if the beautiful blond woman he wanted to just love and protect became famous and had a child? What if monsters attacking towns and decimating them was a common occurrence? What if it was 1950's America? This is the world that we...

    Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower is a unique book, with a fascinating universe, likable characters, and a number of fun homages to 50s monster movies. Phoebe Lane is the girl with the famous mother: Loretta Lane, the woman who was once abducted by a giant ape and dragged to the top ...

    I don?t watch B movies but they?re so a part of our lexicon that it would be impossible for you to not be aware of what they are. So, for those of you who aren?t familiar with them as well, I did not feel lost or like I was missing something, though, I probably did. Phoebe was n...

    The thing I love about Christian Heidicker's books is that they always end in a different place than where your brain thinks they should. His set-up and world-building and character development all track like they logically should. Then you hit a point about 5/6 of the way through and ...

    "Phoebe Darrow is a lightning rod for monsters. She and her mom are forced to flee flesh-eating plants, blobs from outerspace, and radioactive ants. They survive because Phoebe's dad is an invisible titan with giant eyes that warns them where the next monster attack will take place. Al...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this one... It get's top scores for setting; 1950's/60's where all those bad sci-fi flicks are real is a super cool idea! I have no real complaints about the characters. But... there were a few things that leave me less than satisfied. I kept feeli...

    I loved Phoebe and I loved the concept. However, I have a huge problem with a book that claims to be a modern feminist take of pulpy B-movies that have nary a shred of feminism. Rather than comment of the sexism, racism, and homophobia that are hallmarks of the era, Heidecker really ju...

    What if you inhabited every 1950's cheesy horror movie out there and didn't know it? Droll humor among the horror, as Phoebe deals with a missing mother, mysoginist high schoolers, mysterious government labs, racist small-town mothers, gun-happy military men, and an exponential growth ...

    This one gets a "buyer beware." It looks quirky and fun, but alas, the seams are showing. The author could've stood to do a lot more work on transitions between scenes. Important details are either glossed or missing. And there's the concept of the absent father who lives in the sky. I...

    Really intriguing premise and beginning, but I lost interest in the middle. I think it's because I wasn't into the details of (view spoiler)[(not sure if it's a spoiler for obvious reasons) Pheobe growing into a giant. I think the focus on those details turned me off because of my unwa...

    DNF I really like weird books, but this went beyond weird for me. Don't get me wrong, I like the idea and the writing is excellent. However, the whole thing with the main character's dad being a giant dude in the sky and how her mom got pregnant with her is beyond my threshold for w...

  • Ekaterina
    Oct 21, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

  • Aimee
    Oct 20, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

    Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing. ...

    Funny, sweet, Imaginative twist on the old horror movie genre. ...

    Run, run for your lives!...or at least run to your nearest library to check out ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WALLFLOWER. Then get comfy for the next three hours because Christian McKay Heidicker?s doozy of a novel is not a spectacle you will want to tear your eyes from. After CURE FOR TH...

    I tried so hard not to like this book. I tried in the bookstore before I gave in and bought it. And I tried again when I started reading it at home. It?s cheesy and nerdy, and that author pic and bio (come on, man)... But I enjoyed it so much. Despite my general current reading s...

    In 1950?s America Phoebe Lane and her mother Loretta travel with carnivals, playing on the fame from her mother?s abduction by a giant ape called ?Ook?. (This may just be a reference to something.) Currently the carnival is in the town of Pennybrooke. They are able to see the ...

    What if King Kong was real and called Emperor Ook? What if the beautiful blond woman he wanted to just love and protect became famous and had a child? What if monsters attacking towns and decimating them was a common occurrence? What if it was 1950's America? This is the world that we...

    Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower is a unique book, with a fascinating universe, likable characters, and a number of fun homages to 50s monster movies. Phoebe Lane is the girl with the famous mother: Loretta Lane, the woman who was once abducted by a giant ape and dragged to the top ...

    I don?t watch B movies but they?re so a part of our lexicon that it would be impossible for you to not be aware of what they are. So, for those of you who aren?t familiar with them as well, I did not feel lost or like I was missing something, though, I probably did. Phoebe was n...

    The thing I love about Christian Heidicker's books is that they always end in a different place than where your brain thinks they should. His set-up and world-building and character development all track like they logically should. Then you hit a point about 5/6 of the way through and ...

    "Phoebe Darrow is a lightning rod for monsters. She and her mom are forced to flee flesh-eating plants, blobs from outerspace, and radioactive ants. They survive because Phoebe's dad is an invisible titan with giant eyes that warns them where the next monster attack will take place. Al...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this one... It get's top scores for setting; 1950's/60's where all those bad sci-fi flicks are real is a super cool idea! I have no real complaints about the characters. But... there were a few things that leave me less than satisfied. I kept feeli...

    I loved Phoebe and I loved the concept. However, I have a huge problem with a book that claims to be a modern feminist take of pulpy B-movies that have nary a shred of feminism. Rather than comment of the sexism, racism, and homophobia that are hallmarks of the era, Heidecker really ju...

    What if you inhabited every 1950's cheesy horror movie out there and didn't know it? Droll humor among the horror, as Phoebe deals with a missing mother, mysoginist high schoolers, mysterious government labs, racist small-town mothers, gun-happy military men, and an exponential growth ...

    This one gets a "buyer beware." It looks quirky and fun, but alas, the seams are showing. The author could've stood to do a lot more work on transitions between scenes. Important details are either glossed or missing. And there's the concept of the absent father who lives in the sky. I...

    Really intriguing premise and beginning, but I lost interest in the middle. I think it's because I wasn't into the details of (view spoiler)[(not sure if it's a spoiler for obvious reasons) Pheobe growing into a giant. I think the focus on those details turned me off because of my unwa...

  • Jared Aizad
    Jun 09, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

  • Mary Jane
    Nov 20, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

    Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing. ...

    Funny, sweet, Imaginative twist on the old horror movie genre. ...

    Run, run for your lives!...or at least run to your nearest library to check out ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WALLFLOWER. Then get comfy for the next three hours because Christian McKay Heidicker?s doozy of a novel is not a spectacle you will want to tear your eyes from. After CURE FOR TH...

    I tried so hard not to like this book. I tried in the bookstore before I gave in and bought it. And I tried again when I started reading it at home. It?s cheesy and nerdy, and that author pic and bio (come on, man)... But I enjoyed it so much. Despite my general current reading s...

    In 1950?s America Phoebe Lane and her mother Loretta travel with carnivals, playing on the fame from her mother?s abduction by a giant ape called ?Ook?. (This may just be a reference to something.) Currently the carnival is in the town of Pennybrooke. They are able to see the ...

    What if King Kong was real and called Emperor Ook? What if the beautiful blond woman he wanted to just love and protect became famous and had a child? What if monsters attacking towns and decimating them was a common occurrence? What if it was 1950's America? This is the world that we...

    Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower is a unique book, with a fascinating universe, likable characters, and a number of fun homages to 50s monster movies. Phoebe Lane is the girl with the famous mother: Loretta Lane, the woman who was once abducted by a giant ape and dragged to the top ...

    I don?t watch B movies but they?re so a part of our lexicon that it would be impossible for you to not be aware of what they are. So, for those of you who aren?t familiar with them as well, I did not feel lost or like I was missing something, though, I probably did. Phoebe was n...

    The thing I love about Christian Heidicker's books is that they always end in a different place than where your brain thinks they should. His set-up and world-building and character development all track like they logically should. Then you hit a point about 5/6 of the way through and ...

    "Phoebe Darrow is a lightning rod for monsters. She and her mom are forced to flee flesh-eating plants, blobs from outerspace, and radioactive ants. They survive because Phoebe's dad is an invisible titan with giant eyes that warns them where the next monster attack will take place. Al...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this one... It get's top scores for setting; 1950's/60's where all those bad sci-fi flicks are real is a super cool idea! I have no real complaints about the characters. But... there were a few things that leave me less than satisfied. I kept feeli...

    I loved Phoebe and I loved the concept. However, I have a huge problem with a book that claims to be a modern feminist take of pulpy B-movies that have nary a shred of feminism. Rather than comment of the sexism, racism, and homophobia that are hallmarks of the era, Heidecker really ju...

    What if you inhabited every 1950's cheesy horror movie out there and didn't know it? Droll humor among the horror, as Phoebe deals with a missing mother, mysoginist high schoolers, mysterious government labs, racist small-town mothers, gun-happy military men, and an exponential growth ...

    This one gets a "buyer beware." It looks quirky and fun, but alas, the seams are showing. The author could've stood to do a lot more work on transitions between scenes. Important details are either glossed or missing. And there's the concept of the absent father who lives in the sky. I...

  • David
    Sep 15, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

    Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing. ...

    Funny, sweet, Imaginative twist on the old horror movie genre. ...

    Run, run for your lives!...or at least run to your nearest library to check out ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WALLFLOWER. Then get comfy for the next three hours because Christian McKay Heidicker?s doozy of a novel is not a spectacle you will want to tear your eyes from. After CURE FOR TH...

    I tried so hard not to like this book. I tried in the bookstore before I gave in and bought it. And I tried again when I started reading it at home. It?s cheesy and nerdy, and that author pic and bio (come on, man)... But I enjoyed it so much. Despite my general current reading s...

    In 1950?s America Phoebe Lane and her mother Loretta travel with carnivals, playing on the fame from her mother?s abduction by a giant ape called ?Ook?. (This may just be a reference to something.) Currently the carnival is in the town of Pennybrooke. They are able to see the ...

  • Vanessa
    Jan 15, 2019

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

    Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing. ...

    Funny, sweet, Imaginative twist on the old horror movie genre. ...

    Run, run for your lives!...or at least run to your nearest library to check out ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WALLFLOWER. Then get comfy for the next three hours because Christian McKay Heidicker?s doozy of a novel is not a spectacle you will want to tear your eyes from. After CURE FOR TH...

    I tried so hard not to like this book. I tried in the bookstore before I gave in and bought it. And I tried again when I started reading it at home. It?s cheesy and nerdy, and that author pic and bio (come on, man)... But I enjoyed it so much. Despite my general current reading s...

    In 1950?s America Phoebe Lane and her mother Loretta travel with carnivals, playing on the fame from her mother?s abduction by a giant ape called ?Ook?. (This may just be a reference to something.) Currently the carnival is in the town of Pennybrooke. They are able to see the ...

    What if King Kong was real and called Emperor Ook? What if the beautiful blond woman he wanted to just love and protect became famous and had a child? What if monsters attacking towns and decimating them was a common occurrence? What if it was 1950's America? This is the world that we...

    Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower is a unique book, with a fascinating universe, likable characters, and a number of fun homages to 50s monster movies. Phoebe Lane is the girl with the famous mother: Loretta Lane, the woman who was once abducted by a giant ape and dragged to the top ...

    I don?t watch B movies but they?re so a part of our lexicon that it would be impossible for you to not be aware of what they are. So, for those of you who aren?t familiar with them as well, I did not feel lost or like I was missing something, though, I probably did. Phoebe was n...

    The thing I love about Christian Heidicker's books is that they always end in a different place than where your brain thinks they should. His set-up and world-building and character development all track like they logically should. Then you hit a point about 5/6 of the way through and ...

    "Phoebe Darrow is a lightning rod for monsters. She and her mom are forced to flee flesh-eating plants, blobs from outerspace, and radioactive ants. They survive because Phoebe's dad is an invisible titan with giant eyes that warns them where the next monster attack will take place. Al...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this one... It get's top scores for setting; 1950's/60's where all those bad sci-fi flicks are real is a super cool idea! I have no real complaints about the characters. But... there were a few things that leave me less than satisfied. I kept feeli...

  • Heather (The Sassy Book Geek)
    Aug 22, 2017

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

  • Jo Stevens
    Sep 14, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

    Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing. ...

    Funny, sweet, Imaginative twist on the old horror movie genre. ...

    Run, run for your lives!...or at least run to your nearest library to check out ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WALLFLOWER. Then get comfy for the next three hours because Christian McKay Heidicker?s doozy of a novel is not a spectacle you will want to tear your eyes from. After CURE FOR TH...

    I tried so hard not to like this book. I tried in the bookstore before I gave in and bought it. And I tried again when I started reading it at home. It?s cheesy and nerdy, and that author pic and bio (come on, man)... But I enjoyed it so much. Despite my general current reading s...

    In 1950?s America Phoebe Lane and her mother Loretta travel with carnivals, playing on the fame from her mother?s abduction by a giant ape called ?Ook?. (This may just be a reference to something.) Currently the carnival is in the town of Pennybrooke. They are able to see the ...

    What if King Kong was real and called Emperor Ook? What if the beautiful blond woman he wanted to just love and protect became famous and had a child? What if monsters attacking towns and decimating them was a common occurrence? What if it was 1950's America? This is the world that we...

    Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower is a unique book, with a fascinating universe, likable characters, and a number of fun homages to 50s monster movies. Phoebe Lane is the girl with the famous mother: Loretta Lane, the woman who was once abducted by a giant ape and dragged to the top ...

    I don?t watch B movies but they?re so a part of our lexicon that it would be impossible for you to not be aware of what they are. So, for those of you who aren?t familiar with them as well, I did not feel lost or like I was missing something, though, I probably did. Phoebe was n...

    The thing I love about Christian Heidicker's books is that they always end in a different place than where your brain thinks they should. His set-up and world-building and character development all track like they logically should. Then you hit a point about 5/6 of the way through and ...

    "Phoebe Darrow is a lightning rod for monsters. She and her mom are forced to flee flesh-eating plants, blobs from outerspace, and radioactive ants. They survive because Phoebe's dad is an invisible titan with giant eyes that warns them where the next monster attack will take place. Al...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this one... It get's top scores for setting; 1950's/60's where all those bad sci-fi flicks are real is a super cool idea! I have no real complaints about the characters. But... there were a few things that leave me less than satisfied. I kept feeli...

    I loved Phoebe and I loved the concept. However, I have a huge problem with a book that claims to be a modern feminist take of pulpy B-movies that have nary a shred of feminism. Rather than comment of the sexism, racism, and homophobia that are hallmarks of the era, Heidecker really ju...

    What if you inhabited every 1950's cheesy horror movie out there and didn't know it? Droll humor among the horror, as Phoebe deals with a missing mother, mysoginist high schoolers, mysterious government labs, racist small-town mothers, gun-happy military men, and an exponential growth ...

    This one gets a "buyer beware." It looks quirky and fun, but alas, the seams are showing. The author could've stood to do a lot more work on transitions between scenes. Important details are either glossed or missing. And there's the concept of the absent father who lives in the sky. I...

    Really intriguing premise and beginning, but I lost interest in the middle. I think it's because I wasn't into the details of (view spoiler)[(not sure if it's a spoiler for obvious reasons) Pheobe growing into a giant. I think the focus on those details turned me off because of my unwa...

    DNF I really like weird books, but this went beyond weird for me. Don't get me wrong, I like the idea and the writing is excellent. However, the whole thing with the main character's dad being a giant dude in the sky and how her mom got pregnant with her is beyond my threshold for w...

    actual rating: 3.5 stars i have never read a book quite like this it was weird ESPECIALLY ONE SCENE AT THE END OH MY GOODNESS!! i did not really connect with the characters but i thought the plot was super creative and unlike anything literally ever i recommend this if you are in the...

    This is the first time I've read a book by Christian McKay Heidicker. Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower was very interesting. Although I did have a hard time with size and proportions. I cant wrap my brain around the idea of 50ft tall. How small would something have to be to make me fee...

  • Teenreadsdotcom
    Oct 09, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

    Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing. ...

    Funny, sweet, Imaginative twist on the old horror movie genre. ...

    Run, run for your lives!...or at least run to your nearest library to check out ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WALLFLOWER. Then get comfy for the next three hours because Christian McKay Heidicker?s doozy of a novel is not a spectacle you will want to tear your eyes from. After CURE FOR TH...

  • Hannah Garrett
    Jun 22, 2017

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

  • Beittany
    May 19, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...

    I had to DNF this one. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun, light read that would help me get out of my reading slump. But a few pages in the MC casually mentions walking past a sign that said "No Coloreds"....which in itself isn't the issue if you're just trying to refe...

    I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE ASAP! ...

    ????? ???????? ?????. ?? ? ??? ??????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ?????, ? ????????? ??? ?????( ...

    Aw man, I felt this was doing some really great build-up and I liked the characters but the end ruined my positive feelings - it did NOT stick the landing. ...

    Funny, sweet, Imaginative twist on the old horror movie genre. ...

    Run, run for your lives!...or at least run to your nearest library to check out ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WALLFLOWER. Then get comfy for the next three hours because Christian McKay Heidicker?s doozy of a novel is not a spectacle you will want to tear your eyes from. After CURE FOR TH...

    I tried so hard not to like this book. I tried in the bookstore before I gave in and bought it. And I tried again when I started reading it at home. It?s cheesy and nerdy, and that author pic and bio (come on, man)... But I enjoyed it so much. Despite my general current reading s...

    In 1950?s America Phoebe Lane and her mother Loretta travel with carnivals, playing on the fame from her mother?s abduction by a giant ape called ?Ook?. (This may just be a reference to something.) Currently the carnival is in the town of Pennybrooke. They are able to see the ...

    What if King Kong was real and called Emperor Ook? What if the beautiful blond woman he wanted to just love and protect became famous and had a child? What if monsters attacking towns and decimating them was a common occurrence? What if it was 1950's America? This is the world that we...

    Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower is a unique book, with a fascinating universe, likable characters, and a number of fun homages to 50s monster movies. Phoebe Lane is the girl with the famous mother: Loretta Lane, the woman who was once abducted by a giant ape and dragged to the top ...

    I don?t watch B movies but they?re so a part of our lexicon that it would be impossible for you to not be aware of what they are. So, for those of you who aren?t familiar with them as well, I did not feel lost or like I was missing something, though, I probably did. Phoebe was n...

    The thing I love about Christian Heidicker's books is that they always end in a different place than where your brain thinks they should. His set-up and world-building and character development all track like they logically should. Then you hit a point about 5/6 of the way through and ...

    "Phoebe Darrow is a lightning rod for monsters. She and her mom are forced to flee flesh-eating plants, blobs from outerspace, and radioactive ants. They survive because Phoebe's dad is an invisible titan with giant eyes that warns them where the next monster attack will take place. Al...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this one... It get's top scores for setting; 1950's/60's where all those bad sci-fi flicks are real is a super cool idea! I have no real complaints about the characters. But... there were a few things that leave me less than satisfied. I kept feeli...

    I loved Phoebe and I loved the concept. However, I have a huge problem with a book that claims to be a modern feminist take of pulpy B-movies that have nary a shred of feminism. Rather than comment of the sexism, racism, and homophobia that are hallmarks of the era, Heidecker really ju...

    What if you inhabited every 1950's cheesy horror movie out there and didn't know it? Droll humor among the horror, as Phoebe deals with a missing mother, mysoginist high schoolers, mysterious government labs, racist small-town mothers, gun-happy military men, and an exponential growth ...

    This one gets a "buyer beware." It looks quirky and fun, but alas, the seams are showing. The author could've stood to do a lot more work on transitions between scenes. Important details are either glossed or missing. And there's the concept of the absent father who lives in the sky. I...

    Really intriguing premise and beginning, but I lost interest in the middle. I think it's because I wasn't into the details of (view spoiler)[(not sure if it's a spoiler for obvious reasons) Pheobe growing into a giant. I think the focus on those details turned me off because of my unwa...

    DNF I really like weird books, but this went beyond weird for me. Don't get me wrong, I like the idea and the writing is excellent. However, the whole thing with the main character's dad being a giant dude in the sky and how her mom got pregnant with her is beyond my threshold for w...

    actual rating: 3.5 stars i have never read a book quite like this it was weird ESPECIALLY ONE SCENE AT THE END OH MY GOODNESS!! i did not really connect with the characters but i thought the plot was super creative and unlike anything literally ever i recommend this if you are in the...

    This is the first time I've read a book by Christian McKay Heidicker. Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower was very interesting. Although I did have a hard time with size and proportions. I cant wrap my brain around the idea of 50ft tall. How small would something have to be to make me fee...

    Phoebe is quite a force! Surviving teenage-hood, discovering her roots, and oh yeah...fighting monsters...this story has all you could want from a strong female lead. The writing is on point and I am reminded of the classic horror movies that came before. Very enjoyable and a good remi...

  • Dallin Cerva
    Jun 01, 2018

    Phoebe is perfection! I love that I can relate to a 15 year old girl in the 1950s, as a thirty year old in, well, 2018. She?s self assured yet inhibited; open to new people yet cautious. The other characters are just as charming. Having read the book twice, I still can?t decide whi...

    One of those truly perfect books where an ingenious premise is actually pulled off, and with style! Absolutely pitch perfect in its depiction of the Golden Age of Monster Movies, not to mention small town life in the 1950's, and just well . . . the trials and tribulations of being a te...

    Thank You Netgalley for Providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Attack off the 50 Foot Wallflower has been on my TBR list for a while. And I was EXCITED. Like, so much so I was actually afraid to read this, because if you don't read it it can never fall shor...

    This is basically an alternate version of the 50's where all the classic sci-fi movie monsters and tropes are real and will 'randomly' attack different cities and towns. Phoebe and her mom can see a huge man in the sky that 'warns' them where the attacks will be so they are lucky enoug...

    I was given an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There are a lot of things that I liked about this book but a few stood out in particular. First, I liked the ways in which the book pays homage to 50s monster movies. I have only seen a few of those movies, but th...

    I'm over the moon - here is another book for which I can apply the word "gonzo". This is amazing. ...

    I really don't know how to categorize this or even how to talk about it. I really loved the voice of the protagonist and the uniqueness of the concept: the novel takes place in a world where black and white, early 20th century monster movies are real. All the tropes are here, right dow...

    Being a fan of Heidicker's first novel, Cure for the Common Universe, excitement to delve into his next was not sparse. Heidicker has done it again. He's the real deal. This book is better, more inventive, and more "out there" than, not just his first book, but most books on that m...