The Alex CroweBook - 2015
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An unusual plot and interweaving characters makes this summer camp story way different from the rest. The main story line is about Ariel and his brother from his adoptive family and how they spend the summer at an all boys technology detox camp.
Ariel was the lone survivor of a brutal attack on his village. Now a refugee in the U.S., he has been sent to West Virginia where he attends Camp Merry-Seymour for Boys with his American brother, Max. Yet nothing is as simple as it seems: his fate is intertwined with that of a failed 19th century... Read More »
Two brothers from different worlds are sent to a camp to rid them of their "addiction" to technology. What will they do when faced with wartime horrors, experiments and animal surveillance?
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<i>The Alex Crow</i>'s protagonist is a boy named Ariel, who has fled to America after surviving an attack on his village. There is Leonard Fountain, the schizophrenic melting man, and there is a failed Arctic expedition. As Ariel and his adoptive brother Max goes through a grueling summer at Camp Merrie-Seymour for boys, the dirty secrets about Merrie-Seymour are revealed through the diary entries, Leonard's scenes, and Ariel's adventures at the camp.
Camp Merrie-Seymour for Boys is the home to Ariel and Max for the summer. Six weeks without technology, living in the Jupiter cabin (all the cabins are named for planets) they quickly realize they are different from everyone else at camp. Sent there not to overcome their addiction to technology (the advertise goal of the camp) Max and Ariel are there because their father works for Merrie-Seymour and camp tuition is free for employees. The only ones not obsessed with getting a sweet taste of the internet, the boys of Jupiter quickly begin to win the cabin competition. But when the boys of Jupiter sneak out of the cabin in the night to explore the counselors break room, they discover weed, booze and a book that may reveal the true goal of Camp Merrie-Seymour for Boys.
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