Slot Machine by Chris Lynch

Slot Machine

Chris Lynch


Slot Machine by Chris Lynch

Elvin just wants to fit inbut how can he find his place when he doesn't know what to look for?Elvin Bishop is about to attend a three-week-long high school orientation camp, where each student is ';slotted' or placed on an athletic team. Chubby, fourteen-year-old Elvin knows this is not the place for him. From the start, he's told that some kids get picked on more than others, and to ';try not to be one of those guys.' His friends encourage him to toughen up, to avoid being a geek by acting more confident. The trouble is, Elvin doesn't quite know what kind of guy he is. And what if the kind of guy he is now isn't the kind of guy he'll be in four years?At times laugh-out-loud funny,Slot Machineis a keenly felt story of the push and pull of wanting to belong.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Chris Lynch including rare images from the author's personal collection.

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Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is the Printz Honor-winning author of FREEWILL and other highly acclaimed young adult novels, including GOLD DUST, ICEMAN, GYPSY DAVEY, and SHADOW BOXER, all ALA Best Books for Young Adults. He is also the author of Extreme Elvin, Whitechurch, and All the Old Haunts. Lynch holds an M.A. degree from the writing program at Emerson College. He lives in Scotland, and continues to work on new literary projects.

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Open Road Media Open Road Media Young Readers

Publication date

5th March 2013




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