Book Tour: Ellen Outside the Lines by A.J. Sass | Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Ellen Outside the Lines by A.J. Sass. The cover grabbed my attention and I can’t wait to read it! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators to find out their thoughts.

Meet Author

A. J. Sass (he/they) is an author, editor, and competitive figure skater who is interested in how intersections of identity, neurodiversity, and allyship can impact story narratives. He is the author of Ana on the Edge, a Booklist Editors’ Choice 2020 and ALA 2021 Rainbow Book List Top 10 for Young Readers selection, and Ellen Outside the Lines (Little, Brown, 2022), the co-author of Camp QUILTBAG* with Nicole Melleby (Algonquin, 2023), as well as a contributor to the This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us (Knopf) and Allies: Real Talk about Showing Up, Screwing Up, and Trying Again (DK US & UK) anthologies. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his boyfriend and two cats who act like dogs.

About The Book

Title: Ellen Outside the Lines
Author: A J Sass
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Publishing Date: March 22nd, 2022
Page Length: 336
Genre: Contemporary
Age Range: Middle Grade
Rep: neurodivergent, autistic, nonbinary, queer

Rain Reign meets Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World in this heartfelt novel about a neurodivergent thirteen-year-old navigating changing friendships, a school trip, and expanding horizons.

Thirteen-year-old Ellen Katz feels most comfortable when her life is well planned out and people fit neatly into her predefined categories. She attends temple with Abba and Mom every Friday and Saturday. Ellen only gets crushes on girls, never boys, and she knows she can always rely on her best-and-only friend, Laurel, to help navigate social situations at their private Georgia middle school. Laurel has always made Ellen feel like being autistic is no big deal. But lately, Laurel has started making more friends, and cancelling more weekend plans with Ellen than she keeps. A school trip to Barcelona seems like the perfect place for Ellen to get their friendship back on track.  Except it doesn’t. Toss in a new nonbinary classmate whose identity has Ellen questioning her very binary way of seeing the world, homesickness, a scavenger hunt-style team project that takes the students through Barcelona to learn about Spanish culture and this trip is anything but what Ellen planned.

Making new friends and letting go of old ones is never easy, but Ellen might just find a comfortable new place for herself if she can learn to embrace the fact that life doesn’t always stick to a planned itinerary.

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Tour Schedule

Blog Schedule

March 21st
The Book Dutchesses – Promotional Post
unconventional Quirky Bibliophile – Review & Mood Board
Kait Plus Books – Review & Mood Board

March 22nd
Sadie’s Spotlight – Promotional Post
Melancholic Blithe – Review, Mood Board (Content Creator’s Choice)
Rajiv’s Reviews – Review

March 23rd
Nine Bookish Lives – Promotional Post
The Bookwyrm’s Den – Review

March 24th
Djreadsbooks – Promotional Post
Not In Jersey – Review
Paiges of Book – 15 Reactions While Reading Ellen Outside the Lines

March 25th
Twirling Book Princess – Promotional Post
Jen Jen Reviews – Review

March 26th
Rampant Reading Reviews – Promotional Post
Boys’ Mom Reads! – Review
LellieReads – Review

March 27th
Stuck in Fiction – Promotional Post
the nutty bookworm reads alot – Review
Lily’s Cozy Blog – Review & Tik Tok

Instagram Schedule

March 21st
tbrandbeyond – Promotional Post
quirkybibliophile – Blogger’s Choice
kaitplusbooks – Blogger’s Choice

March 22nd
curiouskitreads – Top 5 Reasons to Read Ellen Outside the Lines
sadiesspotlight – Blogger’s Choice
rajivsreviews – Blogger’s Choice

March 23rd
rosyreadz – Top 5 Reasons to Read Ellen Outside the Lines
ninebookishlives – Blogger’s Choice

March 24th
djreadsbooks – Blogger’s Choice
notinjersey – Blogger’s Choice
theaterbookgirl – Blogger’s Choice

March 25th – Review
jenjenreviews – Blogger’s Choice

March 26th
mellasmusings – Review & Favorite Quotes
rampant_reading – Blogger’s Choice
lelliereads – Blogger’s Choice

March 27th
writingrosereads – Promotional Post
feliciareads11 – Blogger’s Choice
lilly_sreads – Blogger’s Choice

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