I had the opportunity to review the book Evertaster:
Since it is a best-selling middle-grade adventure novel, I actually had my almost-10 year old son (he's in 4th grade) read it and report back to me. Here are his thoughts:
I like how his sister was so smart.
I liked that the boy was adventurous.
I liked the set up of the book.
I was really excited to keep reading and couldn't get my head out of the book
And a quick video explanation of the book from him:
A teaser about the book:
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.
"One of the most original, well-crafted and imaginative MG stories I've come across in a long time." - WordSpelunking Book Review