The Pros of Cons

Three conventions. One mega-convention center.

Vanessa Montoya-O’Callahan is beyond excited for the We Treasure Fandom Convention—or WTFCon—and it’s not just because of the panels and readings and workshops. It’s also where she’s planning to meet Soleil, her fanfiction co-author and online girlfriend, for the very first time.

Phoebe Byrd prides herself on being the best drummer, and she’s read to prove it during the solo competition at the Indoor Percussion Association Convention. Unless hooking up with her cute bandmate Scott—or sharing a room with her former best friend, Christina—proves to be too much of a distraction.

Callie Buchannan is so desperate for some rare quality time with her dad that she’s acting as his assistant at the World Taxidermy Championships, an unlikely place for a sixteen-year-old to be. Unfortunately, when she discovers a secret her dad has been hiding from her, it becomes clear that the only things less alive than their relationship are his prizewinning stuffed turkeys.

When a mix-up in the hotel lobby brings together these three girls, they form a fast friendship against a chaotic background of cosplay, competition, and carcasses.

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Praise for THE PROS OF CONS:

Cherry, Ribar, and Schusterman deliver a laugh-out-loud romp that finds humor and drama in three very different fields of interest. As the story lines converge, readers will delight in seeing these passionate girls recognize that it’s okay to want things and to screw up. —starred review from Publishers Weekly

Explores fascinating subcultures and highlights how young people with diverse identities, backgrounds, and interests can bond in an authentic manner. Charming and realistic look at the fast but meaningful friendships formed at cons. Kirkus Reviews

This is a charming collaboration and a fun and quick read that will appeal to any reader who has ever loved something so much it hurts. School Library Journal

Readers looking for zany fun will be thoroughly satisfied, as will those who like stories about the power of friendship and the importance of inner strength. Booklist