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The Seems is the award winning children’s book series from Bloomsbury USA about a Fixer and his desperate Missions to save The World.
Becker Drane’s still got the coolest job in The World, but it’s getting harder and harder to live a normal life outside of The Seems. He’s always working, getting pulled out of bed to go Fix, and his Me-2 spends more time with his family than he does. And even though it’s completely against the Rules, he can’t stop thinking about Jennifer Kaley, the totally cool girl he met during his Mission in Sleep. Things don’t get any easier when a bomb explodes in the Department of Time and Becker is called in to take over for a more senior Fixer who disappeared during the Mission. With so many lives at stake, it’s his toughest Fix yet; Becker finds himself going places in The Seems he never knew existed and meeting people long thought dead. Yep, it’s just another day in the life of Becker Drane. Let’s hope he lives to Fix again. . . .
The Seems has been chosen one of Amazon.com’s Best Books of 2007 Top 10 Editors’ Picks: Middle Readers
Congratulations to John Hulme and Michael Wexler, the authors of the book.
If you haven’t already, check out The Seems website and get the book!
We launched the website for The Seems today.
I’ve had to the good fortune to work with the authors, John Hulme and Michael Wexler, on this project, and I have a good feeling about this one.
I gave a galley copy of the book to my 9 year old son, who raves about it, so I think John and Michael may have a big hit on their hands.
Thanks and congrats, guys.
The Seems: The Glitch in Sleep (Hardcover) by John Hulme (Author), Michael Wexler (Author)
Twelve-year-old Becker Drane has definitely got the coolest job of any seventh grader in Highland Park, New Jersey. He works as a Fixer for The Seems. From the Department of Weather to the Department of Sleep, The Seems is a secret organization that makes sure our world keeps running – and more importantly, sticks to The Plan that’s been made for it. But The Plan, and The Seems for that matter, would be nothing without the people in it, and that’s where Becker Drane comes in. When a Glitch is reported in the Department of Sleep, Becker is dispatched to Fix it, but he’s not so sure this is a routine mission. Could the Bed Bugs, who are behind our Worst Nightmares, be responsible for the problems? Or maybe it’s The Tide, an underground organization bent on destroying The Seems? No matter what, Becker’s in for quite an adventure, and it’ll take all his training, a little luck, and the coolest Tools known in (or out of) the Seems to Fix the problem.