Book of the Day: Girl Giant and the Monkey King

Monday, January 25, 2021
All Day


In this book by Van Hoang, eleven-year-old Thom Ngho is keeping a secret: She’s strong. Like, super strong. Freakishly strong. And it’s making it impossible for her to fit in at her new middle school. After she accidentally releases the Monkey King–the legendary trickster god–from his five-hundred-year-long prison sentence, Thom and the Monkey King strike a deal. If she helps him get back his magical staff, he’ll take away her strength. Soon Thom is swept up in an ancient and fantastical world where demons, dragons, and Jade princesses actually exist. But she quickly discovers that magic can’t cure everything, and dealing with the trickster god might be more trouble than it’s worth.