A Bit Off Kilter

bad appleThings aren’t exactly right at Kilter Academy–or are they? In T.R. Burns’s new series, a good kid goes bad goes good.

From Indiebound: Twelve-year-old Seamus Hinkle is a good kid with a perfect school record—until the day of the unfortunate apple incident.

Seamus is immediately shipped off to a detention facility—only to discover that Kilter Academy is actually a school to mold future Troublemakers, where demerits are awarded as a prize for bad behavior and each student is tasked to pull various pranks on their teachers in order to excel. Initially determined to avoid any more mishaps, Seamus nonetheless inadvertently emerges as a uniquely skilled troublemaker. Together with new friends Lemon and Elinor, he rises to the top of his class while beginning to discover that Kilter Academy has some major secrets and surprises in store….

world of troubleThe shenanigans continue in book two! Burns, who also writes as Tricia Rayburn, is giving away copies of both books, as well as a disguise kit, a noise maker, a whoopie cushion, and more. Only troublemakers need enter by leaving a comment below!

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Tricia is the author of many books for middle grade, most recently "Every Single Second" (HarperCollins) and the third book in the Cody series, "Cody and the Rules of Life" (Candlewick Press). A frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences, she lives in Cleveland OH. You can find out more about her and her work at www.triciaspringstubb.com
  1. I want to read this book with my daughter. We enjoy reading together. This seems mysterious. I am hoping it has a twist to it. I would love a copy!

  2. Hah! I’d definitely love to read this! I’ve gotten so many detentions for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, just an innocent bystander, you know… ‘troublemaker’ can be such a misleading term!!

  3. Looks like a great book!

  4. I’d love to win!

  5. I’m a troublemaker!

  6. They sound like a lot of fun! Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. This sounds like a perfect premise for humor and adventure!

  8. This book series sounds like one I’ve got to read. I hope my name is called, not for being in trouble, but for winning. What a terrific prize pack. Thanks for offering it, T.R. Burns. Thanks for the announcement Tricia.