Today, we’re a stop on The Theory of Everything Blog Tour! Check out author Kari Luna’s guest post below and learn how to deal being friends with shaman pandas.
In my new teen novel, The Theory of Everything, the main character, Sophie Sophia, makes Survival Lists. How to survive a new town, a visit to the principal’s office, boys, and yes – pandas. Specifically shaman pandas. Here’s one of the “extra” lists that didn’t make it into the book. May it help you with your own shaman panda dilemma! Ahem.
How To Survive Being Friends with a Shaman Panda
by Sophie Sophia.
1. Hide your egg rolls because he will eat them. All of them.
2. Get ready for the “butt shimmy.” Maybe even embrace it.
3. Ask for a hug. Or ten. (I swear, there’s nothing like it.)
4. When he starts being Zen, and he will, put on your headphones.
5. And then listen, a little. Because somehow, someway, shaman pandas always have something good to say.
ABOUT THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
Sophie Sophia is obsessed with music from the eighties. She also sees marching band pandas, plays guitar with The Cure and has an eccentric physicist father who vanishes for days and sees things other people don’t see. But when he disappears for good – and she moves from Brooklyn to Illinois – things take a turn for the weird. Sophie starts seeing things, just like her dad.
Guided by Walt, her giant shaman panda, Finny, her best friend/boy genius and Drew, a Kerouac-loving bookworm, Sophie decides to find her father and figure out her visions, once and for all. Armed with her trusty Walkman and friends, she travels back to where it all began – New York City and NYU’s physics department. As she discovers more about her Dad’s research on string theory, alternate universes and her father, himself, Sophie opens her eyes – and her heart – to the world’s infinite possibilities.
ABOUT AUTHOR KARI LUNA
Kari Luna is a teen novelist and whimsicologist. Her YA debut, The Theory of Everything, combines string theory, 80’s mixtapes and shaman pandas in one book without making you dizzy. Almost. Oh! And it’s available now. Watch the awesome video below! And find Kari, here: www.kariluna.com tweet: @wordette tumblr: blog.kariluna.com
Continue the tour – and find out more about Sophie and the pandas – Monday July 15th, at Katie’s Book Blog.