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
Rating:
Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:1481499130
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower Reviews

  • Jennybeast
    Nov 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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    I received an advanced copy of this book at the ALA conference this year. Ugh. I really wanted to like this book. I enjoyed the writing style and I didn't hate the main character but for some reason the concept was lost on me. I didn't get hardly any of the old sci-fi movie referenc...

    Throw Your Arm Across Your Eyes and Scream is a great blend of 1950's nostalgia with detailed character development. In spite of dealing with era related sexism, Phoebe is able to grow into her challenges. The story is more enjoyable as it is not predictable. ...

    I found it hard to get into this one as an ebook, but was seduced by it in paper form. It's surreal, bizarre, campy, and wholly unusual. Also, tells a great, fast-moving story and is a gradually unfolding tale of the unexpected. Phoebe is a winner, and the world is a doozy. Great fun! ...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

    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. ...

  • 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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

  • Heaven Ashlee
    Oct 06, 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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    I received an advanced copy of this book at the ALA conference this year. Ugh. I really wanted to like this book. I enjoyed the writing style and I didn't hate the main character but for some reason the concept was lost on me. I didn't get hardly any of the old sci-fi movie referenc...

    Throw Your Arm Across Your Eyes and Scream is a great blend of 1950's nostalgia with detailed character development. In spite of dealing with era related sexism, Phoebe is able to grow into her challenges. The story is more enjoyable as it is not predictable. ...

    I found it hard to get into this one as an ebook, but was seduced by it in paper form. It's surreal, bizarre, campy, and wholly unusual. Also, tells a great, fast-moving story and is a gradually unfolding tale of the unexpected. Phoebe is a winner, and the world is a doozy. Great fun! ...

    I didn't really know what to expect when I started this book. What I got was a totally immersive experience with Easter Eggs throughout (without being heavy handed). Now I have to go watch a bunch of 1950's horror. ...

    Altogether to weird and to disturbing. I abandoned it at about 1/3 of the way through. ...

    4.5 out of 5!! Much better than I was expecting, though the beginning was confusing. Also, the author leaves a lot up to interpretation which is semi frustrating. ...

    Huh. ...

    This was the weirdest thing I have ever read, but I thoroughly enjoyed it! In a world where various monster attacks happen regularly, everyone has grown used to the weird and unusual. Phoebe and her mother have been on the run for all of Phoebe's life because if they stay anywhere t...

  • 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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

  • Wendy
    Oct 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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    I received an advanced copy of this book at the ALA conference this year. Ugh. I really wanted to like this book. I enjoyed the writing style and I didn't hate the main character but for some reason the concept was lost on me. I didn't get hardly any of the old sci-fi movie referenc...

    Throw Your Arm Across Your Eyes and Scream is a great blend of 1950's nostalgia with detailed character development. In spite of dealing with era related sexism, Phoebe is able to grow into her challenges. The story is more enjoyable as it is not predictable. ...

    I found it hard to get into this one as an ebook, but was seduced by it in paper form. It's surreal, bizarre, campy, and wholly unusual. Also, tells a great, fast-moving story and is a gradually unfolding tale of the unexpected. Phoebe is a winner, and the world is a doozy. Great fun! ...

    I didn't really know what to expect when I started this book. What I got was a totally immersive experience with Easter Eggs throughout (without being heavy handed). Now I have to go watch a bunch of 1950's horror. ...

    Altogether to weird and to disturbing. I abandoned it at about 1/3 of the way through. ...

  • 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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • 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. ...

    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. ...

  • 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. ...

    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! ...

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

  • Alexandra Butterworth
    Oct 22, 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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    I received an advanced copy of this book at the ALA conference this year. Ugh. I really wanted to like this book. I enjoyed the writing style and I didn't hate the main character but for some reason the concept was lost on me. I didn't get hardly any of the old sci-fi movie referenc...

  • 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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Annika
    Dec 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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    I received an advanced copy of this book at the ALA conference this year. Ugh. I really wanted to like this book. I enjoyed the writing style and I didn't hate the main character but for some reason the concept was lost on me. I didn't get hardly any of the old sci-fi movie referenc...

    Throw Your Arm Across Your Eyes and Scream is a great blend of 1950's nostalgia with detailed character development. In spite of dealing with era related sexism, Phoebe is able to grow into her challenges. The story is more enjoyable as it is not predictable. ...

    I found it hard to get into this one as an ebook, but was seduced by it in paper form. It's surreal, bizarre, campy, and wholly unusual. Also, tells a great, fast-moving story and is a gradually unfolding tale of the unexpected. Phoebe is a winner, and the world is a doozy. Great fun! ...

    I didn't really know what to expect when I started this book. What I got was a totally immersive experience with Easter Eggs throughout (without being heavy handed). Now I have to go watch a bunch of 1950's horror. ...

    Altogether to weird and to disturbing. I abandoned it at about 1/3 of the way through. ...

    4.5 out of 5!! Much better than I was expecting, though the beginning was confusing. Also, the author leaves a lot up to interpretation which is semi frustrating. ...

  • Maeghan D
    Oct 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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    I received an advanced copy of this book at the ALA conference this year. Ugh. I really wanted to like this book. I enjoyed the writing style and I didn't hate the main character but for some reason the concept was lost on me. I didn't get hardly any of the old sci-fi movie referenc...

    Throw Your Arm Across Your Eyes and Scream is a great blend of 1950's nostalgia with detailed character development. In spite of dealing with era related sexism, Phoebe is able to grow into her challenges. The story is more enjoyable as it is not predictable. ...

    I found it hard to get into this one as an ebook, but was seduced by it in paper form. It's surreal, bizarre, campy, and wholly unusual. Also, tells a great, fast-moving story and is a gradually unfolding tale of the unexpected. Phoebe is a winner, and the world is a doozy. Great fun! ...

    I didn't really know what to expect when I started this book. What I got was a totally immersive experience with Easter Eggs throughout (without being heavy handed). Now I have to go watch a bunch of 1950's horror. ...

    Altogether to weird and to disturbing. I abandoned it at about 1/3 of the way through. ...

    4.5 out of 5!! Much better than I was expecting, though the beginning was confusing. Also, the author leaves a lot up to interpretation which is semi frustrating. ...

    Huh. ...

  • 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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

  • 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. ...

    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! ...

  • Cheryl McKay
    Mar 30, 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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    I received an advanced copy of this book at the ALA conference this year. Ugh. I really wanted to like this book. I enjoyed the writing style and I didn't hate the main character but for some reason the concept was lost on me. I didn't get hardly any of the old sci-fi movie referenc...

    Throw Your Arm Across Your Eyes and Scream is a great blend of 1950's nostalgia with detailed character development. In spite of dealing with era related sexism, Phoebe is able to grow into her challenges. The story is more enjoyable as it is not predictable. ...

  • 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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

  • Emily Donaldson
    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    I received an advanced copy of this book at the ALA conference this year. Ugh. I really wanted to like this book. I enjoyed the writing style and I didn't hate the main character but for some reason the concept was lost on me. I didn't get hardly any of the old sci-fi movie referenc...

    Throw Your Arm Across Your Eyes and Scream is a great blend of 1950's nostalgia with detailed character development. In spite of dealing with era related sexism, Phoebe is able to grow into her challenges. The story is more enjoyable as it is not predictable. ...

    I found it hard to get into this one as an ebook, but was seduced by it in paper form. It's surreal, bizarre, campy, and wholly unusual. Also, tells a great, fast-moving story and is a gradually unfolding tale of the unexpected. Phoebe is a winner, and the world is a doozy. Great fun! ...

    I didn't really know what to expect when I started this book. What I got was a totally immersive experience with Easter Eggs throughout (without being heavy handed). Now I have to go watch a bunch of 1950's horror. ...

  • 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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...