** 2023 American Book Fest / American Fiction Book Award: Humor/Comedy/Satire, Finalist **
** 2023 Literary Titan Book Award **
** 2023 Readers' Favorite Book Award: YA Social Issues Honorable Mention **
** 2023 Chanticleer International Mark Twain Book Award: Satire/Humor, Short List **
** 2023 Chanticleer International Donte Rossetti Book Award: Young Adult Fiction, Short List **
Gloriously absurd... Kosmos employs a conversational style throughout the narrative and portrays Blaze as larger than life but still relatable; the teen is fierce, determined, and angry at the injustice around her… For the most part, though, a sense of silliness carries the day, and Blaze’s escapades are often delightfully funny.
A sensational tale, a story with memorable characters. It is hilarious, and the humor - biting as it is - greets readers from the very first page. It is like a spell that has readers hooked... The social and political commentaries are marvelously written... stands out in style... and the quirkiness in the voice transforms it into a page-turning story.
An absolutely hilarious story that had me laughing at the odd behaviors presented in every chapter... The perfect book for those of you who may look around and ask, “Is divisiveness becoming as absurd as I think it is?”
W.T. Kosmos’s “Blaze Union and the Puddin’ Head Schools” is a wittily crafted, real-life-inspired narrative that adeptly intertwines humor and social critique. Told from the perspective of a dedicated former teacher, the story embraces the value of an education rooted in truth and the audacity to question the status quo. The protagonist, the spirited fourteen-year-old Blaze Union, is an embodiment of fearless resistance. This book stands out as a unique and imaginative work of satire, a genre where such originality is uncommon. Kosmos’s evident cleverness permeates the narrative, making it a compelling read. For those intrigued by contemporary American satire, this book serves as an outstanding resource. It invites readers into a world where ludicrous norms are questioned and intellectual bravery is celebrated.
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An original and fun read from cover to cover, "Blaze Union and the Puddin' Head Schools" showcases author W. T. Kosmos' genuine flair for humor, narrative style storytelling, memorable characters, and a fully entertaining YA novel.
A barbed and blistering satire on current political affairs, Blaze Union and the Puddin’ Head Schools by W.T. Kosmos is an unbridled take on the absurdities of modern life... A wild, Swiftian piece of imagination, W.T. Kosmos has unleashed a book as funny as it is urgent, boldly taking on vital contemporary issues for young readers.
Highly conversational, this is a tale that reads with ease and is accessible to young adults and full-grown adults alike… Readers with an interest in stories that offer unique and intentional descriptions of the world through atypical lenses will appreciate both the design and storytelling found in this book.