Thursday, February 2, 2012

BAM! The Official BOY21 Book Trailer Drops! BAM! (Plus a chance to win BOY21.)

A few blog posts ago, I wrote about/interviewed Kent Green and Ernie Rockelman of Emerald Productions. (Talented filmmakers.) They created the book trailer for SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR and are now back with The Official BOY21 Book Trailer! BAM! Special thanks to Chris Michael, Collingswood High School senior (Go Panthers!), for playing Finley. And thanks to Mark Wiltsey for allowing us to film in the Collingswood High School gym, um, er, outer space. Without further ado....



Excited to read BOY21? It will be officially released on March 5th, but you can order your copy today! See the links in the right hand column, hit this link, or--better yet--tell your local bookseller you'd like to buy BOY21 from them.

And feel free to post this book trailer anywhere and everywhere. THANKS!

BONUS: Win a copy of BOY21! Check out this interview at STACKED fill in the form (on the STACKED website below the Q interview) and you'll be entered.

BONUS BONUS: Check out this blog review of BOY21 over at STACKED.

"[BOY21]'s a unique exploration of racial tensions, and it'll hit home with readers who have ever felt like an outsider, regardless of their background. Quick is smart and subtle in offering us a white kid dealing with what so many could associate with urban problems and a black kid challenged with what has become almost a suburban stereotype. It's an emotional read, and not one that's necessarily easy, but it's one that'll leave a lasting impression." STACKED

6 comments:

evanjamesroskos said...

Great trailer -- love bright animation with the darkness of space. speaks to your ability to merge comedy with serious issues. Emerald Production knows you and your work well, but they also have a good sense of the audience here.

Plus that cover -- might be the best cover yet. can't' wait to read this!!!!!

Alicia said...

A great trailer for a great book. Nice job, Emerald Productions. And I agree with Stacked: Boy21 is a book whose characters and settings linger in your mind long after you turn the last page.

Mark said...

I love this book and the trailer is a wonderful introduction for future readers. I agree with Evan. The cover is perfect and possibly my favorite ever!

Scott Humfeld said...

Agree heartily with the above comments. The book cover is terrific. Kent and Ernie, of Emerald Productions, did another fine job with the trailer. But even better than those things is the story within the cover. It has all the elements a reader wants in a novel. This is your best work yet, Matt.

Lizzie Girl said...

Amazing. I think this is just about the best book trailer I've ever seen. It does justice to a startling, brilliant book.

Heather Leah said...

Love the trailer, and love, love the interview!! Can't wait to get to know Finley; I have no doubt I'll fall in love with him, just as I have all your other characters. Keep shining, my dear friend, and thank you for inspiring me!