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Seven (the Series)
Last Message
By (author): Shane Peacock
9781554699353 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Europe France Oct 10, 2012
$9.95 CAD
Active 5 x 7.5 x 0.69 in 256 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
 
YALSA Quick Picks nominee 2013, Short-listed
Adam has a good life in Buffalo: great parents, a cute girlfriend, adequate grades. He's not the best at anything, but he's not the worst either. He secretly lusts after Vanessa, the hottest girl in school, and when his dead grandfather's will stipulates that he go on a mission to France, Adam figures he might just have a chance to impress Vanessa and change his life from good to great. When he gets to France, he discovers he has not one but three near-impossible tasks before him. He also discovers a dark and shameful episode from his grandfather's past, something Adam is supposed to make amends for. But how can he do that when he barely speaks the language and his tasks become more and more dangerous? Despite the odds, Adam finds a way to fulfill his grandfather's wishes and, in the process, become worthy of bearing his name.

Adam's adventures start in Separated, part of The Seven Prequels and continue in Double You, part of The Seven Sequels.

Shane Peacock is an award-winning novelist, playwright, journalist and television screenwriter. His bestselling series for young adults, The Boy Sherlock Holmes, has been published in ten countries in twelve languages and has found its way onto more than forty shortlists. For more information, visit www.shanepeacock.ca.

"The missions [Adam is] assigned are amusing and suspenseful...An unusual tale." - Kirkus Reviews

"The way that Peacock moved the story along was wonderfully unexpected. He didn't reveal too much or too little in any one place...Together with the other books, these make a great series." - YALSA YA Galley Teen Review

"Part mystery and part adventure, Last Message is a fantastic and thrilling page-turner that is a perfect antidote to the glut of paranormal romance and Hunger Games-esque science fiction that have been flooding the shelves...This series is going to be very popular with older elementary and younger high-school audiences, particularly boys. Last Message is a great crossover series from junior to teen collections, and it would be well-suited to either category. Readers that are fond of action and adventure series like Alex Rider or Young James Bond will find something to like in this series. The "Seven" series is a must-purchase for public and school libraries that are looking to add more action and adventure stories to their collections for older children and teens. Highly Recommended." - CM Magazine

"This novel certainly succeeds in motivating readers to continue the series, and discover the assignments given to the other cousins...The adventure elements and the French history hit the target." - Resource Links

"[The] adventures are exciting and readers will be anxious to pick up the next book in the series. Great for middle grade boys who want realistic fiction with action and suspense." - NJ Youth Services

"Perfect for reluctant readers, especially male readers who are ready for some mystery and adventure along with an easy to take dose of classic literature and art." - TriState YA Book Review Committee

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The Seven Prequels Boxed Set Orca Book Publishers 9781459811706 $59.95 CAD Sep 20, 2016
Seven (the series) bundle Orca Book Publishers 9781459802704 $59.95 CAD Oct 10, 2012
The Shane Peacock Seven 2-Pack Shane Peacock 9781459813984 $16.95 CAD Sep 20, 2016
Separated Shane Peacock 9781459811645 $9.95 CAD Sep 20, 2016

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