Young Adults

Kirsten Howard’s Biggest Fan


Releases February 11, 2020

Michael Duncan has everything going for him: a growth spurt, a best friend who’s even more sports-obsessed than he is, and a (mutual?) crush on Kirsten Howard, the best basketball player in the state. But then he gets injured and his friend gets crazy. All the sudden Mike’s life isn’t looking so great, and that’s before a scandal that implicates both Kirsten and her coach, aka Mike’s father. 

“Hueller has written a powerful story about family trauma and deep friendship that sings with a love of sport and hope. What a joy to read.” 
—Geoff Herbach, award-winning author of Stupid Fast and Hooper  

“The final score in any game is always clear; Patrick Hueller’s engrossing novel Kirsten Howard’s Biggest Fan captures the messiness of life that hides behind those numbers.”
—Carl Deuker, bestselling author of Gym Candy and Swagger

“Beautifully written, with a concert-hall perfect pitch for adolescent speech and idiom and ways of feeling.”
—National Book Award finalist Charles Baxter

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