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Genre: Middle Grade Fiction
Book description: When eleven-year-old Guster Johnsonville rejects his mother's casserole for the umpteenth 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.
My thoughts: Evertaster is a book that is cleverly written. Adam Glendon Sidwell is an engaging writer. The premise is one that kids will love. An eleven year old boy with a sensitive palate becomes the boy who will save the day.
The book begins with a criminal activity. The villains are stealing chocolate. (Made me crave chocolate a little more.) It's not any chocolate, but the premium chocolate that an Italian chocolate making family has kept under guard.
Somehow Guster ends up with a beater that is the secret behind the recipe that is the most desired recipe on the planet. This recipe will make you want nothing else your entire life, everything else pales in comparison. Sound intriquing? This is a description from the beginning of the book. Imagine the fun to be found in the rest.
Great book for middle grade to tween readers. I'm an adult and enjoyed it. Middle grade on up! :)
In between books, Adam Glendon Sidwell uses the power of computers to
make monsters, robots and zombies come to life for blockbuster movies such as Pirates of the
Caribbean, King Kong, Transformers and Tron. After spending countless hours in front of a
keyboard meticulously adjusting tentacles, calibrating hydraulics, and brushing monkey fur, he is
delighted at the prospect of modifying his creations with the flick of a few deftly placed
adjectives. He’s been eating food since age 7, so feels very qualified to write this book. He once
showed a famous movie star where the bathroom was. Adam currently lives in Los Angeles,
where he can’t wait to fall into the sea.
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