- Title: Evertaster
- Author: Adam Sidwell
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Future House Publishing (June 7, 2012)
- Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
- ISBN-10: 0615654495
- ISBN-13: 978-0615654492
- FTC FYI: We received review e-copies in exchange for an honest review.
“Wonderfully talented writing; funny.”
–Orson Scott Card, NYT Bestselling author of Ender’s Game
“Sidwell is a talented comedian, and that is certainly reflected in his writing. The characters are quirky and likable.” –Deseret News
time, she takes him into the city of New Orleans to find him something
to eat. There, in a dark, abandoned corner of the city they meet a dying
pastry maker. In his last breath he entrusts them with a secret: an
ancient recipe that makes the most delicious taste the world will ever
know — a taste that will change the fate of humanity forever.
Forced to flee by a cult of murderous chefs, the Johnsonvilles embark on a
perilous journey to ancient ruins, faraway jungles and forgotten caves.
Along the way they discover the truth: Guster is an Evertaster — a kid
so picky that nothing but the legendary taste itself will save him from
starvation. With the sinister chefs hot on Guster’s heels and the chefs’
reign of terror spreading, Guster and his family must find the
legendary taste before it’s too late.
Evertaster is a great middle grade book! It is written perfectly for this age group. My ten year old son is reading it now and is loving it. He keeps LOL at certain parts. He also keeps making comments about how he knows how Guster feels about his Mother’s cooking. Huh? I don’t think my cooking is that bad and I know that my son is not an Evertaster. Then, he grins at me.
Guster is an 11 year old boy, who is at first glance a picky eater, but turns out to be more than that. He is special, in that he is an Evertaster and has perfect “taste”. Guster doesn’t enjoy anything he Mom makes because he can taste the dirt things were grown in, for example. One night in search of something for him to eat before he starves, they stumble upon an old baker.The baker tells them of the Gastronomy of Peace, an ancient and secret
recipe that could change the world and before he can tell them the whole
story they’re attacked by mysterious chefs in red. These chefs are members of a secret society called the Cult of Gastronimati. From here on out, Guster and his family go on an adventure, in search of the secret ingredients to make the Gastronomy of Peace. This adventure is one that would make Indiana Jones envious. As they travel around the world, young readers will be entertained as they travel along with Guster to far-off places like Africa, Egypt and Norway. Your taste buds will also be taken on a ride, as scrumptious foods are described so well, that you can almost taste them as you read.
For all of you parents that are looking for a new and fun, family read- aloud that all ages will enjoy, Evertaster is here! I give it 4 1/2 stars!
I thought this book was adorable. The story is so fun and very well written. My favorite thing about Evertaster was Guster and his mom’s relationship. At times I thought Guster was a bit of a stinker :), I know who is he and what he needs, but he was still breaking his mother’s heart. Luckily the ending makes up for everything. I loved all that Mom did for him. Unknowingly starting their adventure in the French Quarter, getting the egg beater, toxic gravy, flying on air planes to exotic locations, all to find items that will help Guster in his quest. Zeke was a perfect smart-alec older brother, and Mariah was a doll. All the characters are fun and important to this fast-paced story. Especially Felicity.
4 out of 5 stars. Lots of humor and plenty of heart. Perfect book for a middle grade reader, and an adult who wants a smile. Many twists and turns with a pinch of adventure. Can’t wait for Book 2.
Here are some pictures of when Adam and Jarom came to the elementary school where Sheila works.
Sheila with Jarom and Adam Sidwell.
Jarom tells the kids about story structure during the assembly at Eastlake Elementary.
Sheila at the assembly, helping out, with an Evertaster experiment.
Adam and Jarom signing copies of Evertaster for the students.
”The Gorilla” surprising Sheila’s son!
Adam and Jarom signing more books after the assembly. We loved having them there! They have a lot of new fans!!
“One of the most original, well-crafted and imaginative MG stories I’ve come across in a long time.” – WordSpelunking Book Review
Glendon Sidwell uses the power of computers to
to life for blockbuster movies such as Pirates of the
Tron. After spending countless hours in front of a
tentacles, calibrating hydraulics, and brushing monkey fur, he is
his creations with the flick of a few deftly placed
age 7, so feels very qualified to write this book. He once
bathroom was. Adam currently lives in Los Angeles,
You can purchase Evertaster HERE
Blog Tour Schedule for Evertaster by Adam Glendon Sidwell, 2012
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