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"Sidwell is a talented comedian, and that is certainly reflected in his writing. The characters are quirky and likable." - Deseret News

"One of the most original, well-crafted and imaginative MG stories I've come across in a long time." - WordSpelunking Book Review

"We were laughing by the first page and gasping by the third as we followed the pickiest eater in the world ...If there's a kid in your life--get them this book, and read it with them! You won't want to miss out!" -- Rachelle Christensen, Rachelle's Writing Spot, Author of Caller ID.


"This was delicious from start to finish." -- Teen Writer's Bloc

"In many ways this book reminded me of The 39 Clues series...We're excited that further perilous delicious adventures are soon to come in the second book of this series, Evertaster - The Delicious City... Highly recommended if you want a fun book to read!" -- Library of Clean Reads


"Wonderfully talented writing; funny." —Orson Scott Card, New York Ttimes bestselling author, Ender's Game.

From the Author

Hi Hungry Readers!

I wrote this book because I wanted something delicious to eat. Read along, but please don't be angry with me if you gain a few pounds -- this book will make your mouth water for something tasty. It's the first in a series!
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Series: Evertaster Series
  • Paperback: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Future House Publishing (June 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615654495
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615654492
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #394,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Well, it's not often I find a book I don't want to put down, but Evertaster had me trying to find a break at work where I could fit in a chapter or two. The story is well paced and consistently had me wondering, "What's next?"

The story begins with a young Guster Johnsonville and his peculiar taste buds. A seemingly routine task to find Guster something to eat, that doesn't make him think his mother is trying to starve him to death, turns into a globetrotting quest to find the ultimate taste...and a recipe that some say promises to save the world. There's just one problem, Guster isn't the only one looking for this rumored ancient recipe.

Guster's adventures take him to remote islands, dense jungles, mountain peaks, and...Nevada? You'll just have to read it to find out why for yourself. He makes big friends with heart-warming brothers Storfjell and Torbjorn and their circus-like bovine farming and crosses paths with unsavories like Palatus who think Guster is wasting his talents.

Evertaster would appeal to: young adults, foodies, adventure and mystery readers, and anyone who likes a good story. I'd say it's a cross of the mystery of The Da Vinci Code meets the whimsical food adventure of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Evertaster satisfied my appetite for adventure and left me craving a good dessert.
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Sometimes reading a book- a really, really awesome book- is an experience equivalent to savoring something super yummy. Well, reading Adam Glendon Sidwell's Evertaster was like snacking on the most delectable, homemade cupcakes...yeah, it's that good!

Guster Johnsonville takes being a picky eater to a whole new level. Nothing makes his taste buds dance. Fed up with his fickle ways, his mother takes him to New Orleans to find something he'll eat and they come across a dying baker who changes their lives. The baker tells them of the Gastronomy of Peace, an ancient and secret recipe that could change the world and before he can tell them the whole story they're attacked by mysterious chefs in red. Suddenly Guster, his mom, his sister and two brothers find themselves on the run from a secret society and in search of the secret ingredients for the Gastronomy of Peace. With only a strange, old egg beater as a map, the Johnsonvilles head out on the adventure of their lives that takes them across the globe.

Smart. Refreshing. Wonderfully written. Full of superb characters and exciting adventure. These are just a few ways to describe this fantastic MG book! Evertaster is bursting with flavor, fun and fabulousness.

Sidwell has created one of the most original, well-crafted and imaginative MG stories I've come across in a long time. I love the idea of being an Evertaster, someone who doesn't simply taste their food, but taste the soil it grew in, the ocean wind that blew across a lemon, the clovers the cows, whose milk you're drinking, ate, the rain that fell upon the veggies. Or as it says in the book:

Someone who tastes every flavor that ever touched every ingredient in his food. They taste time. They taste history.
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This book is kind of like a satire, but I don't know if it is meant to be, or if that's just the way that I read it. There were moments I laughed out loud (like when the older brother calls his younger brother "capital P" because he is so skinny that he looks like a capital letter P) If you think that's funny, then you will like this book.

The evil chef names were hilarious, and the whole thing kept me reading to find out what would happen next, but in the end, it's pretty silly- and that's just alright to me because sometimes you want to read something funny and not very serious.
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I've been wanting a great book that brings back the adventure of Indiana Jones (pre Crystal Skull of course) and captures the imagination of my childhood. This is that book. It's well paced, there's great twists and turns, I couldn't put it down. Really great read.
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This book is a must read for the summer! Once you start it, you won't put it down until it is finished!

Evertaster is about a boy who's picky tastebuds leads his whole family on an adventure they'll never forget. The writing is engaging and imaginative, definitely a Harry Potter meets Indiana Jones meets Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The characters are interesting to both the young and old, I found myself comparing the characters to the own "characters" I have in my own family. And I always find the true test to a good book is how well it gets my imagination working, how well can I envision what is going on in the book in my mind--Evertaster had me watching a movie in my head as I was reading!

Whether you love food or hate food, Guster and his family's quest to make the ultimate recipe will have your mouth watering and wishing you could sample the flavors with them along the way. And, the best part for me, you not only find out what "cow jostling" is but the image it leaves in your head will keep a smile on your face all year.

My book club will be reading this book!
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