內容簡介 哈囉，世界！4個與世隔絕的怪咖 勇敢幽默的友誼故事◎2018紐伯瑞金獎Virgil，11歲的菲裔美國男孩，非常害羞，他的家人各個是運動迷，與他截然不同。Virgil老是躲在自己的殼裡，奶奶拼了老命把Virgil從殼裡挖出來，面對真實世界；Valencia，耳聾，熱愛大自然的女孩，聰明、獨立又勇敢，一個人也不怕。Kaori自稱能感應超自然力量，Kaori的妹妹Gen常常跟著她後面跑。和一般人比起來，Virgil、Valencia、Kaori和Gen堪稱是怪咖，讓住在附近的鄰居Chet Bullens，深受困擾，希望這些與眾不同的朋友能停止怪異的行徑，好讓他能專心練籃球。某天Chet想了個計謀，設計了陷阱，讓Virgil和他的天竺鼠掉進井裡。為了營救Virgil，少年半仙Kaori、半仙的妹妹Gen、Virgil的心上人Valencia以及Valencia的兇狗和一條蛇（世界上Chet唯一害怕的東西），四處奔走尋找Virgil…，他們各自發揮專長，找出Virgil，也找到與眾不同的好友誼。Acclaimed and award-winning author Erin Entrada Kelly's Hello, Universe is a funny and poignant neighborhood story about unexpected friendships. Told from four intertwining points of view--two boys and two girls--the novel celebrates bravery, being different, and finding your inner bayani (hero), and it's perfect for fans of Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Thanhha Lai, and Rita Williams-Garcia. In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia Somerset, who is deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and she loves everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister, Gen, is always following her around. And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so that he can concentrate on basketball. They aren't friends, at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well. This disaster leads Kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find the missing Virgil. Sometimes four can do what one cannot. Through luck, smarts, bravery, and a little help from the universe, a rescue is performed, a bully is put in his place, and friendship blooms. The acclaimed author of Blackbird Fly and The Land of Forgotten Girls writes with an authentic, humorous, and irresistible tween voice that will appeal to fans of Thanhha Lai and Rita Williams-Garcia.
作者介紹 About the AuthorErin Entrada Kelly grew up in south Louisiana and now lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Erin's mother was the first in her family to immigrate to the United States from the Philippines. This is Erin Entrada Kelly's first book.