Whistle by E. Lockhart

Where are my DC + graphic novel fans?!

I am SO excited to be able to share this brand new release WHISTLE: A New Gotham City Hero by E. Lockhart & illustrated by Manuel Prietano introduces readers to new comic book hero Willow Zimmerman and the courageous sixteen-year-old has something to say. In her big DC debut and origin story, Whistle takes a closer look at the daily life of Gotham teen and superhero Willow and her loyal dog companion, Lebowitz, in the unexplored neighborhood of Down River.

When she’s not on the streets protesting City Hall’s neglect of her run-down Gotham neighborhood, Willow’s working nights at the local dog shelter. But as much as she does for the world around her, she’s struggling at home taking care of her sick mother. Without health insurance and money running out, a desperate Willow reconnects with estranged family friend E. Nigma — ex-addict, party promoter and real estate tycoon. Nigma opens the door to an easier life, offering Willow a new job hosting his glamorous private poker nights with Gotham City’s elite. Now, Willow is able to afford critical medical treatments for her mother. Plus, the job gives her a taste of the high life she’s never had… but is it more than what she bargained for?

And what’s a hero without her villains?

In this exclusive first look, Whistle offers a new take on classic villains E. Nigma/The Riddler, Poison Ivy, and Killer Croc. But are the contemporary versions of these villains any match for a young girl from Gotham with brand new superpowers, big aspirations, and an even bigger dog?

To say I’m obsessed with this new character is an understatement, her take charge attitude & activism woven create her backstory that is perfect for the YA + adult audiences, and work well with the storylines of some of our DC faves that appear like Poison Ivy & The Riddler. Huge thank you to DC Comics for the chance to read an ARC & for this gorgeous finished copy that just arrived, I was honored to be a part of this book tour!

About the Book:

Title: Whistle

Author: E. Lockhart

Illustration: Manuel Prietano

Pub. Date: September 7th, 2021

Publisher: DC Comics

Pages: 208

Rating: 4 out of 5.


About the Author:

E. Lockhart is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller We Were Liars. Other novels: Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero, Again Again, Genuine Fraud,   Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and the Ruby Oliver quartet: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book,  The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live BoyfriendsHow to Be Bad was co-written with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski.

Disreputable History was a Printz Award honor book and a finalist for the National Book Award. We Were Liars  won the Goodreads Choice Award and was Amazon’s #1 YA novel of 2014. Genuine Fraud is a Times bestseller and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times book prize.


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