Slot Machine by Chris Lynch

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Elvin just wants to fit in—but 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 Machine is 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. 
 

About Chris Lynch

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Chris Lynch is a National Book Award finalist and the author of many highly acclaimed books for young adults, including "The Big Game of Everything", "Who the Man", and the Michael L. Printz Honor Book "Freewill"; "Iceman", "Shadow boxer", "Gold Dust", and "Slot Machine", all ALA Best Books for Young Adults; and "Extreme Elvin". He also mentors aspiring writers and teaches in the creative writing program at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
 
Published March 5, 2013 by Open Road Media Teen & Tween. 256 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors. Fiction

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To his dismay, Elvin and two friends discover that it's a thinly disguised sports camp, designed to give the school's athletic program an illegal jump-start.

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In its voice, setting, characters and action, this wry account of a Catholic boys' high school orientation camp is so different from Gypsy Davey, Lynch's grim chronicle of urban lowlife, that at first

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In its voice, setting, characters and action, this wry account of a Catholic boys' high school orientation camp is so different from Gypsy Davey, Lynch's grim chronicle of urban lowlife, that at first glance it hardly seems to be by the same author.

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