Books by Eric Luper

THE MYSTERIOUS MOONSTONE by Eric Luper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"With the emphasis on mystery and action rather than history, à la Magic Tree House, this new chapter-book series will appeal to junior detectives. (Mystery. 7-10)"
In this series opener, Cleo and Evan find themselves transported back in time to Victorian England to solve the crime of a stolen diamond. Read full book review >
JEREMY BENDER VS. THE CUPCAKE CADETS by Eric Luper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2011

"Although amusing, this story never quite reaches the level of funny, but it's well-meaning and enjoyable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A not-so-lightweight tale rises above drag jokes to reveal surprising profundity. Read full book review >
SETH BAUMGARTNER’S LOVE MANIFESTO by Eric Luper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2010

"Derivative but supremely enjoyable. (Fiction. YA)"
When Seth's girlfriend dumps him during her lunch break at Applebee's, he is not only heartbroken but totally grossed out: While Veronica squelches his dreams of love with nonsensical platitudes like, "I'm too comfortable with you," Seth spots his father having an intimate meal with a sexy woman who is definitely not his mother. Read full book review >
BUG BOY by Eric Luper
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 21, 2009

"Occasional violence, sexuality and Jack's extreme weight-loss efforts make this a more suitable read for older teens, who will find themselves thundering through the home stretch in order to discover whether Jack will win, place or show in this first-rate novel. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
Fifteen-year-old Jack Walsh is elevated from head exercise rider to "bug boy," or apprentice jockey, after another jockey is severely injured during a race. Read full book review >
BIG SLICK by Eric Luper
FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"A sweet crush, a cute little brother and a flashy casino road trip keep the novel from disappearing entirely into poker's shadows. (Fiction. YA)"
Poker prodigy Andrew Lang steals $600 from the family dry-cleaning business to play in an underground tournament and scrambles to replace the cash before his dad finds out. Read full book review >