Sasquatch, Love, and Other Imaginary Things

Sasquatch, Love, and Other Imaginary Things by Betsy Aldredge and Carrie DuBois-Shaw

Seventeen-year-old Samantha Berger is pretty sure most nice Jewish girls don’t have parents who force them to search for Bigfoot, especially on national T.V.  Just when Sam thinks she couldn’t be more humiliated, she meets the competition: a team of snobby anthropology students from Netherfield Academy who are set on wiping the floor with her “Squatch” loving family.


The captain of the other team, Devan Das, is impossibly cute — until he opens his perfect British mouth and calls her family a bunch of low-class dolts. Sam’s no longer just embarrassed. She’s livid, and determined to beat the ascot off Devan and his crew. After all, the prize money will allow her to study pre-med at the college of her dreams, far from Yetis and future Yalies.


As Sam and Devan go to war, their friction and attraction almost distract them from the hint that Sasquatch may actually be out there somewhere…

Published by Simon Pulse  /  For Ages: 14 and up  /  Available Now

Praise for Sasquatch

"Samantha’s first-person narration is marked by her sarcastic, wry, and delightfully snarky humor.

'Squatching' doesn’t get any funnier than this."

-Kirkus Reviews

"I fell head over Bigfooted heels for this delightfully quirky and downright hilarious debut! Sasquatch, Love, And Other Imaginary Things will have you believing in adorkably ever afters and more."

-Darcy Woods, award-winning author of Summer of Supernovas

"The most hilarious, charming, feminist Sasquatch-hunting book ever to grace a bookshelf." 

-Alison Cherry, author of For Real

"Everything you want in a Jane Austen retelling: reality TV, Sasquatch sightings, and young love at odds.”

-Stephanie Scott, author of Alterations, a 2017 RITA® Award Finalist

“An original, magnetic, and endearing debut seamlessly spun by two sharp new voices. Fans of nature, Austen, family, reality TV and Wood Apes will devour this story (that basically means everyone. Yes, I mean you. Stop reading my raving--get to reading this book already.)”

-Lindsey Leavitt, author of Going Vintage

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