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The Calling by James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton
  

The Calling

Part of the Endgame Series
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Chosen from across the world, a fight to the death is the destiny of the twelve young people who have been selected to represent their families in the Endgame. The Players know who they are and they know which line they represent. Sarah from Omaha is Player of the 223rdline – the Cahokian; Jago Tialoc from Peru, Player of the 21st line, is the son of two Players. They are just two of the twelve who, like all the rest, have been training for the deadly Endgame. It is a challenge of strength and skill with unscrambling puzzles at its very heart. Each of the Players reacts differently to their fate and to the journey they have embarked on. Readers, too, will have to follow the clues to get to tease out this well-crafted and well-knotted puzzle. ~ Julia Eccleshare
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This exciting new collaboration between James Frey and Google Niantic Labs is a multi-media experience, which links the Engame trilogy, of which The Calling is the first, with an app puzzle. Solve the Endgame mythology puzzle, through clues and riddles found throughout the book, and you get the chance to win $500,000 in pure gold!

Reader Reviews

Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert review, some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Sarah Murray, age 16 - 'Fast paced, action packed, addictive read! This is mystery, action and part treasure hunt all in one! Also the clues throughout the book make it an interactive experience that is unlike anything else.' Read full review >
  • Clíona McKeown-Bittles, age 16 - 'Endgame had me hooked from the first page, a brilliant read from start to finish.' Read full review >
  • Jonah Morgan, age 14 - 'I loved this action packed thriller, it was one whole roller coaster of a book. I absolutely loved this book one of the best I have read in a long, long time! I would recommend it to anyone!!' Read full review >
  • Louis Desforges, age 13 - 'This is a book that grabs you and draws you in from the very beginning...I would definitely recommend this book as it is a very entertaining and engaging read.' Read full review >
  • Imogen Fisher - 'I think Endgame was quite an interesting book, and that the storyline was good.' Read full review >
  • Chloe Shortall, age 18 - 'I really enjoyed this novel and I definitely would recommend it to readers of The Hunger Games and Divergent.' Read full review >
  • Jodi Coffman, age 12 - 'Best book I've read in a long time!  I couldn't put it down and I can't wait for the next book.  Thrilling, exciting and a great book for teenagers who love books like The Hunger Games.' Read full review >
  • Sophia Ufton - 'Just brilliant, I loved every bit of this book.' Read full review >

Synopsis

The Calling by James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton

THE END OF THE WORLD IS COMING. PLAY NOW. OR WE ALL LOSE. After centuries waiting in secret, twelve unbroken bloodlines, armed with hidden knowledge and lethal training, are called to take humanity's fate into their hands...The first book in a game-changing new series by bestselling author, James Frey. Bryan High School, Omaha, Nebraska: Sarah stands at her graduation ceremony - perfect SATs, a star athlete, her life ahead of her. Then a meteor wipes out half her school. But Sarah is not hurt and not surprised. Because she is the Player of the 233rd line - the Cahokian. And she knows what this means. Endgame is here. Juliaca, Puno, Peru: Jago walks the streets after the meteor hits. There's looting and violence but he's not scared. He is the Player of the 21st line - the Olmec. And he's ready. Endgame is here. China, Australia, Turkey...Twelve meteors fall. Cities and people burn. The news is full of the end of the world. But Sarah, Jago and ten others are already plotting and planning for the fight. They are the Players and Endgame is here. All but one of them will fail. But that one will save the world. We hope...Written into this book is a puzzle. Solve the puzzle, and you will find the key to open a case of gold. Read the Books. Find the Clues. Solve the Puzzle. Who will Win? Google Niantic is building a mobile location-based augmented reality videogame inextricably tied to the books and mythology, a major prize will be tied to a puzzle in each book, and Twentieth Century Fox has bought the movie rights.

Reviews

'A unique dystopian adventure with anchors to the real world... set to become a cultural phenomenon.' (ALA Booklist)


About the Author

James Frey is originally from Cleveland. He is the author of the bestselling novels, A Million Little Pieces and My Friend Leonard. He lives in New York. Nils Johnson-Shelton is the author of the Otherworld Chronicles series for tweens. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his family.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th June 2015

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James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton

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www.james-frey.com/

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Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
480 pages
Interest Age: From 13 years

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780007585205

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