Book Title: Please Return To: Norbert M. Finkelstein
Author Name: Frank Moreli
Book Synopsis: Have you ever wondered, "What in the world is my teacher thinking?" You may not know it, but this very journal you now hold is the key to answering your question once and for all. As long as you can keep a few secrets.
Mr. Finkelstein is your average middle school English teacher...who happens to lead a secret, double life as a professional wrestler. Norbie would like to keep this part of his life a secret. He'd much rather endure the daily bullying he takes from students like Jimmy Baker, a world-class bubblegum flinger, and perform as personal gopher for colleagues like Coach Seam and Principal Rubrick. It's easier that way. Out of the spotlight and under the radar: the story of Norbert's life.
But when he decides to throw his weight around in the ring so he can afford to send his mother on a dream vacation to the Greek Isles, a past life and his squandered talent rise up to haunt him. Between the brutal training sessions with Sensei Clement, and the threats he receives from a shifty fight promoter named Joey Happenstance, Norbert must wrestle his way up the ranks by pinning an entire cast of zany opponents. But it takes a lonely student named Maya and Norbie's secret crush to help him find his true passion and the courage to face his toughest competition yet.
Author Bio: Frank Morelli is the author of the young adult novel, No Sad Songs (2018), a YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers nominee and winner of an American Fiction Award for best coming of age story. The first book in his debut middle grade series, Please Return To: Norbert M. Finkelstein (2019), provides young readers with a roadmap to end bullying. His fiction and essays have appeared in various publications including The Saturday Evening Post, Cobalt Review, Philadelphia Stories, and Jersey Devil Press.
Publisher Name: INtense Publications