Lizzie St. Laurent is dealing with many of the struggles of young life. She lost her grandmother, and her living arrangements. Her new roommate abandoned her, and she’s working multiple jobs just to keep her head above water.
She inherits an old hat from her grandmother’s estate, but it belonged to her grandfather. This is no ordinary hat, but a being from an alternate dimension. One with special powers.
Lizzie and the hat don’t exactly hit it off right away, but when her best friend’s newborn is kidnapped by a ring of baby traffickers, Lizzie turns to the hat for help. This leads her deep into her family history and a world she’s never known.
Lizzie gives up everything to rescue the babies. She loses her jobs, and may wind up in jail before it’s over. Along the way, she and the hat may have a new way of making ends meet.
Humorous and fun, The Hat is novella length. Wonderful escapism for an afternoon. – Goodreads.com
I’ve read a few of this author’s books, and after Clovis from The Playground, the Hat is probably my favorite character. I think the two of them would really hit it off if they ever got together – in fact, I feel like they’re destined to meet.
Action, adventure, humor – they all reside within this unique novella. It’s such a fun read, and I chuckled my way through it. Boyack is a talented storyteller, and as demonstrated with Patty in his novel Will O’ the Wisp, also excels at creating believable female characters. Lizzie has some fantastic, badass moments, and the Hat’s struggles to learn modern technology are especially comical.
I’d recommend this to anyone who wants to escape for a couple of hours and immerse themselves in a thoroughly enjoyable, original novella.