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The Marvelous Effect

Book #1 of Marvelous World



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About The Book

Louis Proof is an ordinary kid.

He loves listening to hip-hop, racing radio-controlled cars, and hanging out with his best friend, Brandon. Then a mysterious letter invites him to visit the local junkyard. There he finds a secret, underground amusement park like no other in existence. This is the best day of Louis's life. The park even has the most amazing race course for radio-controlled cars. Louis starts racing right away. It's a close contest; he's about to activate his nitro boost to take the lead, when...

This is the worst day of Louis's life. Without warning or reason, thirteen-year-old Louis Proof falls into a coma due to a virus of a mysterious, celestial origin. When he awakens three months later, the world that he once knew and loved is totally out of control. He will learn that his illness is connected to everything that is wrong, and that it's not only his responsibility but his destiny to set things right.

This story is a megadramatic, remarkably true, super action fantasy. Get ready!

About The Author

Troy Tompkins, known as Troy CLE, is a fiction writer from East Orange, New Jersey.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 22, 2007)
  • Length: 384 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416939580
  • Grades: 5 - 9
  • Ages: 10 - 14

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Awards and Honors

  • NYPL Best Books for Teens
  • Essence Literary Award

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