Boy Bites Bug



ISBN: 9781419721410 Categories: ,

Rebecca Petruck


Will didn’t plan to eat a stinkbug. But when his friend Darryl called new kid Eloy Herrera a racial slur, Will did it as a diversion. Now Will is Bug Boy, and everyone is cracking up inventing insect meals for him, like French flies and maggot-aroni and fleas.

Turns out eating bugs for food is a real thing, called entomophagy. Deciding that means he can use a class project to feed everyone grasshoppers, Will bargains for Eloy’s help in exchange for helping him with wrestling, but their growing friendship only ticks off Darryl more.

Will may have bitten off more than he can chew as crickets, earthworm jerky – even a scorpion – end up on his plate, but insects are the least of his problems. When things with Darryl and Eloy heat up, Will wrestles with questions of loyalty, honor – and that maybe not all friendships are worth fighting for.

Additional information

Weight 407 g
Dimensions 14.4 x 21.7 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 June 2018
Number of pages 272
Format Hardback
Dimensions 14.4 x 21.7 cm
Weight 407 g


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Rebecca Petruck worked at Condé Nast in marketing before returning to school to earn an MFA in creative writing. She lives in Creston, North Carolina.