Satan's Prep - A Graphic Novel
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Seventeen-year-old Trevor Loomis’s high school is literally Hell. In an unfortunate theological snafu, Trevor finds himself at Satan’s Prep in the bowels of Hell after he dies choking on a Cheesy Crisp. At Satan’s Prep, Trevor is forced through Nine Class Periods of Hell, a take on the classic Circles of Hell. From First Period (homeroom, where students’ names are mispronounced a billion ways) to Ninth Period (an assembly, where students stand under spotlights and make speeches in their underwear), Trevor just wants to pass the semester with a 61 percent humanity level and transfer to Purgatory. But when Persephone Plumm shows up at Satan’s Prep, Trevor starts to think that maybe Hell isn’t so bad after all. But could Trevor’s best friend Steve be rightcould Persephone be a succubus? Will Trevor ever be able to transfer out of Satan’s Prepand now that Persephone has arrived, will he even want to?Gabe Guarente’s Satan’s Prep is a clever, engrossing graphic novel for young adults about the classic struggle through adolescence seen in a new wayhigh school as Hell! Trevor and his band of misfit classmates are relatable and funny, and this book is sure to impress both devoted graphic novel fans and teens new to the genre. Aimed at readers ages 13 to 17, Trevor and his fellow classmates encounter real-life teen issues in a supernatural setting (issues such as bullying, first love, fitting in with a peer group, and struggling with high school life). In graphic novel format, this book is appealing to reluctant teenage boy readers as well as teenage girls, who will be drawn to Trevor's romantic feelings toward Persophone. The book will also appeal to adults who enjoyed Black Hole. The tone is bleak but ultimately resolves on a positive note.Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readerspicture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.