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Young Adult Fiction General

Made 4 You

by (author) Eric Walters

Cormorant Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
General, General, Thrillers & Suspense
Recommended Age
13 to 18
Recommended Grade
8 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
    List Price

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Becky James lives in a small town where nothing ever changes. But there’s something very different about the new student, Gene Newman.

Brilliant, talented, and socially awkward, Gene is like nobody else Becky has ever known. Little does she know just how different he actually is.

Gene confides in Becky that he has a secret. More than that, he is a secret. And, apparently, it’s a secret worth killing for.

About the author

Eric Walters is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling novels for children and young adults. His novels have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch, Blue Heron, Red Maple, Snow Willow, Ruth Schwartz, and Tiny Torgi, and have received honours from the Canadian Library Association Book Awards and UNESCO's international award for Literature in Service of Tolerance.

Eric lives in Mississauga with his wife, Anita, and three children, Christina, Nicholas, and Julia. When not writing or touring across the country speaking to school groups, Eric spends time playing or watching soccer and basketball, or playing the saxophone.

To find out more about Eric and his novels, or to arrange for him to speak at your school, visit his website at

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Editorial Reviews

Made 4 You is a perfect mixture of mystery, romance, and pulse-pounding action, but it’s also a timely and compassionate look at how we define our identities. Walters has created a protagonist we can relate to and a love interest we want to meet ... Gene is talented and awkward and endlessly earnest, and readers will root for him as he tries to find his own version of normal. The plot is fueled by the mystery of Gene’s origins, and Walters expertly unravels that central mystery while maintaining the angst and self-doubt and bursts of joy of a brand-new teenage relationship. At its heart, the story suggests that even if we were amazing at everything we tried, the most important things in life would still be the people we love and the connections we forge with them. That’s the real message behind Made 4 You, and it’s one worth sharing.”

Wesley King, Wesley King, #1 New York Times bestselling author of <i>OCDaniel</i> and <i>A World Below</i>

“Eric Walters captures the intrigue and suspense that make network television shows like FBI so captivating in this fast-paced young adult novel …. The last few chapters were non-stop action and suspense. Eric Walters keeps readers on their toes the whole time!”

Storytime with Stephanie

Made 4 You is a superhero story with a twist … the combination of mystery, romance and non-stop action will appeal to young readers.”

CM Magazine

“[Made 4 You] is a story that has it all: sweet moments of falling in love, mysterious scientific research, and chase scenes across land and sky. Moreover, with Eric Walters at the writing helm, not only is it a story made for any middle-grader or teen who reads across genres, Made 4 You is also complex, nuanced and full of heart.”

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