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Adam has a good life in Buffalo: great parents, a cute girlfriend, adequate grades. He's not the best at anything, but he's not the worst either. He secretly lusts after Vanessa, the hottest girl in school, and when his dead grandfather's will stipulates that he go on a mission to France, Adam figures he might just have a chance to impress Vanessa and change his life from good to great. When he gets to France, he discovers he has not one but three near-impossible tasks before him. He also discovers a dark and shameful episode from his grandfather's past, something Adam is supposed to make amends for. But how can he do that when he barely speaks the language and his tasks become more and more dangerous? Despite the odds, Adam finds a way to fulfill his grandfather's wishes and, in the process, become worthy of bearing his name.

Adam's adventures start in Separated , part of The Seven Prequels and continue in Double You , part of The Seven Sequels.
Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : Orca Book Publishers, c2012.
ISBN: 9781554699353
Characteristics: 237 p. :,ill., maps ;,20 cm.


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Cdnbookworm May 13, 2014

This is the final book in Seven: the Series. I've read all the others starting with Between Heaven and Earth, then Lost Cause, then Jump Cut, then Ink Me, then Devil's Pass, and Close to the Heel. They've all been good, and because they're all written by different authors, very different from each other as well.
In this one, the grandson is Adam. Adam lives in Buffalo, New York, and his dad is a commercial pilot, and a veteran of the Gulf War. Adam's last memory of his grandfather is overhearing him say something that really hurt Adam. He feels that his grandfather was disappointed in him, and the task, or really series of tasks, that has been set for Adam is a test of a sort.
Adam is a good kid, plays sports and does okay in school, but has come to feel that being okay at a lot of things means that he isn't really good at anything. He has a girlfriend he likes, but still yearns for the girl that all the other boys want. He is kind to others, but doesn't see that as the character asset that it is.
As Adam works through the tasks, he constantly second guesses his actions, but his determination carries him forward. Adam's tasks take him to France, with his parents enjoying a vacation in Marseilles while he bases his movements from nearby Arles. There are links back to his grandfather David's time in World War II and the contacts he made then, including one with the famous writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. These experiences cause Adam to look at his actions and the choices he made and reflect on them in a thoughtful way.

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