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Chum

Adam Glendon Sidwell

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From Adam Glendon Sidwell, Bestselling author of Evertaster and The Buttersmiths Gold.A Young Adult adventure in a modern-day fame-fueled Wonderland aboard a pirate ship. Chum reminds me of an episode of Doctor Who: just as bizarre, and just asMoreFrom Adam Glendon Sidwell, Bestselling author of Evertaster and The Buttersmiths Gold.A Young Adult adventure in a modern-day fame-fueled Wonderland aboard a pirate ship. Chum reminds me of an episode of Doctor Who: just as bizarre, and just as much fun. -- Kevin L. Nielsen, author of SANDS.“There’s a boat headed for the island paradise of Betteravia just off the coast. I’d like you to be on board as one of a select few contestants. There will be challenges to meet, on and off the boat, hence our need for a swimmer of your caliber,” says the man in the trim green suit.This is good. He knows talent when he sees it.“The final, remaining contestant will receive one million in cash.”That number’s so huge I can’t even count that high.“And we get national coverage.”“I’ll mull it over,” I say trying to put my bored eyes on, but I’m bursting at the seams. I couldn’t have hoped for this. It’s just what I need.He half smiles. He still hasn’t taken off his sunglasses. The blinds in the office are closed, so no one can see us.“Another thing. It’s important — for the integrity of the show — that no one knows who the contestants are while we’re filming. Or that you’ve come.”That seems weird. I raise an eyebrow at him.He doesn’t flinch. “It’s standard studio non-disclosure and intellectual property rights protection policy,” he says, shrugging it off.Lawyer talk. He removes a very long piece of paper from his pocket with tiny letters packed onto it like ten thousand black gnats smashed on a windshield. Looks like a lot of blah- blah, whatever-whatever to me.“You’re eighteen, aren’t you.” He’s not asking. It’s more of a statement.I shrug. This year’s growth spurt squeezed another half-foot out of me. Of course he thinks I’m eighteen. I’m humongous. It must be my training. I shrug again.“Then sign here, and I’ll tell you where to meet us,” he says.Fourteen-year-old Levi Middleworth insists he’s got a Destiny, even if half the internet’s tried to bully it out of him with a viral video. When a Hollywood executive in a trim green suit invites Levi to star on a reality TV show aboard a hi-tech pirate ship, Levi thinks his Destiny’s finally come a knockin’ – a bit of fame is exactly what he needs to finally make some friends his freshman year. But almost as soon as they set sail, the games aboard the ship turn savage, and he and his new bud Holly must do everything they can to find themselves some Chums – little round-headed autonomous robots – since failing to do so means getting thrown to the sharks.With the help of Levi’s long-lost television hero and a tech-savvy pirate crew, Levi has to rethink his quest for fame in an attempt to save himself, his fellow contestants, and every human being on the beach from a feeding frenzy of grisly proportions.Man. This book is a lot of fun. Quirky, zany, witty, charming, and even a bit intense and scary (just wait for the sharks) - it moves forward efficiently. -- Zantar, Amazon ReviewerThe best part is how engaged I was because of how bizarre the twists were. I had no idea what I was getting into. -- Mikel, Amazon ReviewerIts absurd. Im pretty sure youre going to hate this book. -- Helena Steinacker, Editor, Future House Publishing