A moving new middle grade novel about childhood anxiety and grief, from the author of The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose, and Me.
For Josh, a new school year comes with a brand-new set of challenges. Josh's family has moved across the country for his father's job. But the move is also an opportunity for Josh to have a new start. It's a chance to leave behind the problems that plagued him at his last school. Because, as Josh's parents say, he's too old to have imaginary friends, especially Big Brother, his favorite and best friend.
Josh was forced to leave behind Big Brother years before, but soon after arriving at a new school Big Brother reappears, followed by others. Only this time one of them seems to be interacting with another boy at school, Lucas Hernandez. Can Lucas see them too? And, if so, are Josh's imaginary friends not as imaginary as he thought?
Sara Nickerson explores the contours of grief, loneliness, and connection in her newest novel, The Last Meeting of the Gorilla Club.
Sara Nickerson is the author of The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers Moose & Me and How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found. She started her career as a writer and producer for television and film. During a screenwriting class at the University of Washington, she wrote her first novel. She lives in Seattle with her husband and sons.