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Scoops Ahoy Employee of the Year Robin Buckley Gets an All-New Stranger Things Prequel Podcast Series and Book

Scoops Ahoy Employee of the Year Robin Buckley Gets an All-New Stranger Things Prequel Podcast Series and Book


It’s October, 1983. There’s a monster lurking in Hawkins, Indiana, chewing people up, spitting them out. Robin Buckley aka Rebel Robin (played by Maya Hawke) knows exactly what this monster’s name is: Hawkins High School.

Netflix and Atypical Artists announce an original full-cast fiction podcast based on Stranger Things 3 breakout character, Robin Buckley. Rebel Robin: Surviving Hawkins is the podcast companion to the forthcoming YA novel, Stranger Things: Rebel Robin by acclaimed author A.R. Capetta and published by Random House Books for Young Readers.

Sprinkled with references to your favorite Stranger Things characters, the book and companion podcast chronicle one girl’s realization that the only person she really needs to be accepted by is herself.

Rebel Robin: Surviving Hawkins is a six episode fiction podcast series, premiering on June 29, with new episodes weekly. Available worldwide everywhere you get your podcasts. Written and directed by Lauren Shippen will star Maya Hawke (Stranger Things, Little Women) and Sean Maher (Firefly, voice of Nightwing).

Robin’s favorite teacher, Mr. Hauser, offers his classroom if she ever needs a quiet place to eat lunch away from the stress of school. Over the next few months, Robin and Hauser meet regularly to discuss philosophy, books, friendship, independence and the disturbing number of Tom Cruise movies in 1983. A coming of age story about the struggle of being different in a small town, Surviving Hawkins explores how learning to be ourselves is truly the bravest thing we can do, because it brings out the scariest monster of all: the judgement of other people.

Stranger Things: Rebel Robin (pre-order, affiliate) is a Young Adult Novel written by acclaimed author A.R. Capetta, published by Random House Books for Young Readers. Ages 14 and up. On sale June 29. Also available as an audiobook from Listening Library @RandomHouseKids.

It’s the beginning of sophomore year, and Robin’s Odd Squad friends have decided: this time, they’re going to fit in. They couple up, they won’t stop talking about college and their future careers, and they’re obsessed with trying to act “normal.” How exactly is she supposed to be her true self in teeny-tiny Hawkins, Indiana? Robin is convinced the only way she can experience real life is by fleeing to Europe for the summer—aka Operation Croissant. But she has no money, no permission, and no one to share the adventure with—and it will take a heck of a lot more than that to escape Hawkins in one piece.


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