Dayum. If I were Alice Hoffman I'd feel kicked in the gut, really. The woman has dozens of titles to her name, and they have to go and do that?

They also happen to be the publisher of Captain Underpants and Harry Potter. How far do they want to stretch? I get that she's written a dystopian YA but I agree with you, it's a stretch, and I'll call it a needless stretch.
Exactly! I was going to put in something snarky about how they publish math guides. And this book has magic realism, which Alice Hoffman (at least lately) is known for.