John Corey Whaley grew up in Louisiana. His debut novel, Where Things Come Back, was the 2012 winner of the Michael L. Printz and the William C. Morris Awards. You can learn more about him at JohnCoreyWhaley.com and follow him on Twitter: @Corey_Whaley.
We weren't sure what to expect from this one, but were pleasantly
surprised by honest, funny and incredibly likeable Travis. As a
walking miracle, he should be grateful, but he struggles with
feeling out of step in his own life. Noggin is filled with
loving relationships that remind us that even with the kindest
people and the best intentions, life is complicated.-- "Justine
Magazine, June/July 2014"
Whaley's sweet and raunchy first-person narrative provides a thought-provoking look at the notions of self-awareness, the nature of identity, and the angst of a very special teen. The lively, conversational style will engage teen readers in search of an unusual, but relatable, character. At times hilarious and heart-wrenching, Noggin, with its eye-catching cover art, belongs in all library collections serving young adults.-- "VOYA, February 2014"