Cecil C. Castellucci born October 25, in New York City , also known as Cecil Seaskull , is an American-born Canadian young adult novelist, indie rocker , and director. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California. She attended Concordia University in Montreal and received a B.
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In Montreal she embarked on her music career as part of Bite, which was then the only all-female indie band in Montreal. She later moved to Los Angeles after Nerdy Girl broke up for good, and she recorded solo under her performing name, Cecil Seaskull. Castellucci's first novel, Boy Proof , was published in Her favourite character is Dax. Castellucci's first novels were published by Candlewick Press.
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Boy Proof is a novel about a girl in Los Angeles named Victoria Jurgen, who insists on being called "Egg" after a character in her favorite movie, a fictional post-apocalyptic, science fiction film called Terminal Earth. Her mother is a washed-up actress and her father is special-effects designer. She is a card-carrying geek and considers herself "boy proof", and proud of it. However, her outlook on life is challenged when a boy named Max Carter comes to her school and she finds herself reluctantly drawn to him.
Castellucci's novel The Queen of Cool centers on Libby Brin, one of the most popular girls in her school, whose life revolves around parties and boys.
Deciding one day that she is bored with her glamorous lifestyle, she signs up for an internship at the local zoo, where she meets up with Tina, a dwarf with a huge personality, and a boy named Sheldon, which give her cause to question her priorities. As she spends more time with unpopular people, she realizes that they are actually good friends and that she has more fun with them than with her regular friends.
The novel Beige , focuses on Katy, a French-Canadian girl who is forced to spend a summer with her estranged father, Beau "The Rat" Ratner, member of Los Angeles's most infamous punk band-that-never-made-it, Suck.
Suck is about to come off its hiatus, and the Rat hopes he can use the band as an opportunity to bond with his daughter, a decision made difficult by her dislike of music.
The novel Rose Sees Red is set in New York in the s, and centers on two ballet dancers one American, one Russian , recounting the unforgettable night they spend in the city, and celebrating the friendship they form despite their cultural and political differences. In the novel Grandma's Gloves , a young girl and her grandmother bond over gardening. A story about a child who loses a beloved grandparent and finds comfort in carrying on the activities they shared.
In the novel First Day on Earth , a man named Mal thinks he has been abducted by aliens and starts going to an alien abduction support group where he meets Hooper, who may or may not be a traveler from another world.
Odd Duck illustrated by Sara Varon is about two ducks who form a friendship despite both being odd. The young adult novel Tin Star , about a girl abandoned on an alien space station, was published in February A long time comic book fan she invited Batman to her fourth birthday party , Cecil jumped at the opportunity when contacted by Group Editor Shelly Bond.
The story follows a girl named Jane who moves to suburbia after a terrorist attack in her hometown of Metro City. In the chaos after the attack, she finds a "John Doe" and his sketchbook.
He serves as an inspiration for her to spread art to others. Jane's family decides to move away from Metro City in favor of a more sheltered, quiet community, where Jane spends a lot of time drawing in the sketchbook.
This book becomes her inspiration to form P. People Loving Art In Neighborhoods.
Even though each girl embodies a high school stereotype, as the story progresses, readers see how each girl grows out of her mold and presents her other interests and abilities. They band together to form P.
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They eventually inspire other teens to use art as their weapons as well. At the end of the story, when Main Jane tries to admit that she was behind the P. This part of the story challenges the notion that anything involving physical labor is exclusively for men. Jane refuses to be defined as a victim of her terrorist attack experience, unlike her parents who are shackled by their fear; instead, she transforms her trauma into art through P.
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The Plain Janes' message of "art saves" embodies the idea of giving people permission, even inspiration to face their fears and to move forward, while in addition aims to challenge conformity and to bring back life and spirit into the town of Kent Waters.
The story shows how Jane Main Jane is comfortable with her own identity as an individual and refuses to conform to what society defines as "cool. N "attack" which protest the building of the new shopping mall, challenging what the students defined as "cool.
A sequel, called Janes in Love , was released in The sequel follows P. N as they play Cupid, become entangled in affairs of the heart both their own and others , and procure a spot in Metro City Museum of Modern Art Contest. One of the initial titles is Shade, The Changing Girl , written by Castellucci, in which Shade is now a female high school student.
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The creative team behind this new version also includes artist Marley Zarcone. Available on iTunes store. It premiered May 6, and was remounted in Fall Cecil was one of these fans. Through Alpha 60, Castellucci made this ensemble film based on the actors' responses to a questionnaire.
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