Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn has selected The Bad Kid as a 2016 Holiday Pick. Locals tell me that this place is amazing. And they give the novel a great, original write up in their newsletter. It’s so cool when booksellers share their personal take on a story. “For any kid who’s ever been called bad, or wished that they were…” Love it!
“Claudeline Feng LeBernardin has always been proud of her family, from her mixed-race heritage to her illustrious grandfather. The trouble is that her clueless father is ruining the family business she treasures – which happens to be organized crime. Set against the multifaceted backdrop of present-day Sunset Park, Claude’s story is a sharp, funny mystery with emotional depth (Lariviere is a trained social worker as well as an author). For any kid who’s ever been called bad, or wished that they were. (Hannah S.)”